DARC Ethiophile Chronicles
On this day
31 August 1923 The League of Nations grant Belgium the right to govern Rwanda.
Another in the series of Babylonian BS that contributed to the Rwandan Genocide, a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority. During the approximate 100-day period from April 7, 1994 to mid-July, an estimated 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed
On 31 August 1923 the League of Nations passed a resolution granting Belgium the right to govern Rwanda and its southern neighbor Burundi, as the territory of Ruanda-Urundi.
The resolution taken by the League of Nations followed actions by small European forces as they fought for control of the areas of Rwanda. Led by Belgians in 1916, they advanced from Congo into Germany's East African colonies, rapidly driving out the German forces. Scores of Rwandan citizens fighting alongside the Germans were killed in the long German retreat.
A colonial military campaign from 1923 to 1925 brought the small independent kingdoms to the west under the power of the central Rwandan court. The Belgian government continued its reliance on the Tutsi power structure in governing the country.