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Hutus issue manifesto calling for change in Rwanda's power, Hutu political parties formed.
Tutsi King Kigeri V, with tens of thousands of Tustis forced into exile in Uganda.
Rwanda proclaimed a republic.
Rwanda becomes independent with a Hutu, Gregoire Kayibanda, as president.
~20,000 Tutsis are killed following an incursion by Tutsi rebels based in Burundi.
President Gregoire Kayibanda ousted in military coup led by Juvenal Habyarimana.
New constitution ratified; Habyarimana elected president.
Some 50,000 Hutu refugees flee to Rwanda from Burundi following ethic violence there.
Forces of the rebel,mainly Tutsi, Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) invade Rwanda from Uganda.
New multi-party constitution promulgated.
President Habyarimana sign a power sharing agreement with the Tutsis. UN mission sent to monitor the peace agreement.
Habyarimana and the Burundian President are killed after their plain is shot down.
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