After fourteen years, the victims of the Rwandan Genocide will get their day of justice. In Tanzania, former Rwandan Colonel Theoneste Bagosora stood trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. During that time, over one-million Tutsis were killed by Hutu militias.
Bagosora was considered to be the brains behind the bloody massacre. At sixty-seven years of age, Bagosora has been convicted and sentence to serve the rest of his life behind bars. Also, he is the highest-ranking official to be charged and convicted of the horrendous massacre.
In the same year as the Rwandan Genocide, the UN Security council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Today, the Tutsis and moderate Hutus that suffered have received their day of justice.
In 2004, a docudrama called “Hotel Rwanda” was released. It took place during the Rwandan Genocide. It focused around Paul Rusesabagina, the assistant manager at the Sebena Hotel des Milles Collines before being the manager of the Hotel des Diplomates. He was responsible for saving many Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Rusesabagina himself is a moderate Hutu.
Actor Don Cheadle played the role of Rusesabagina.
The aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide spelled problems for neighboring African nations. One such example would be the situation going on in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire) regarding former General Laurent Nkunda. He leads a rebellion claiming to be fighting against Hutu militias. One of the conflicts in the DR Congo stems from the Rwandan Genocide.