Rwanda, a small country in east-central Africa, is defined by 1994. On April 6th, 1994, a plane crash led to a revolution, an overtaking by members of the Hutu minority, slaughtered. In just over 100 days, 800,000 lives are lost. Since then, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) has led the government, focusing on uniting the country after divisions led to the genocide. How the RPF has done this, however, is relatively unknown. While Gacca Courts became well researched and understood, the ingando camps have been a black boxed since their inception in 1996.
Through my paper, I plan to better understand unification strategies of the RPF through their ingando camps, which are designed to plant seeds of reconciliation and rehabilitate former genocidaires through the creation of a collective identity. This identity is formed around the sameness through citizenship, excluding race entirely as a factor, one only brought about by the colonizers.