Wider context - "First African World War"
I think the context in which this genocide has to be seen, that of the (ongoing) conflict in the Great Lakes area as well as eastern Congo should be mentioned somewhere. The perpetrators of this genocide often fled into neighboring countries, setting up their own private armies there which in turn led to further destabilization of an already volatile area. In very broad terms this area has not seen much peace since the fall of Mobutu, who himself was a brutal mass murderer... And to think that Congo was once seen as the (potentially) richest country in Africa... Belgian imperialism and incompetent or downright malicious rulers have seen to making this part of the world a hellhole. Fascinatingly enough one of the few countries affected by the whole kerfuffle to emerge somewhat stable (though not necessarily democratic) is Rwanda itself... 220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:52, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
- I've added what I think is the bare bones version in the legacy section where it belongs. However, this article is about the Rwandan Genocide, not the Congo War, though the latter may well deserve an RW article of its own - hint, hint ;-) ScepticWombat (talk) 18:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)