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Information from the American Journal for Primatology in conjunction with Rwandan Kwita Izina had some adjustments they wanted to put across. One of these included; for one to visit the gorillas there must be a distance of about 7 meters and the tourists were asked to wear face
masks to avoid the transmission of diseases to the gentle giants.

Many tourists that have got involved in gorilla tracking say that this will not possible. They believe that the distance is long and they can’t take photos of the animals and the entire meaning of gorilla tracking may lose its essence. This can only came into agreement if the conservationists, park authorities along with the tourism industry find the best measures for this new recommendation.

Tourists love discovering the mountain gorillas in their natural setting. Countries well known for harboring these animals include Rwanda, Uganda next to the Virunga mountain range, Congo DR.All these animals are well protected by the game rangers or trackers. The report also recommended that the number of people that visit these areas ought to be reduced to give people a chance to easily identify the social behavior of the mountain gorillas thus make a complete study case about the animals.

Rwanda and Uganda are the two countries well known for its gorilla tracking. Congo tries but they still have a problem of political instability particularly in the areas that harbor the gorillas. This has drawn away many tourists from visiting the Congolese park and the few that can include the overland truck tours and backpackers that do their tracking when the permits to Uganda and Rwanda are sold out.

The easily spotted areas for gorilla tracking include the border to the Congo close to Kisoro gorilla parks on Uganda soil.Bwindi and Mgahinga in Uganda record the biggest number of mountain gorillas. Parc de Volcanoes takes the second lead in Rwanda. The wild life management organization of these countries have set up rules that will govern and protect the parks.

September 13, 2010 0 comment
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Highlights of the Rwandan Genocide which happened in 1994. There was mass killings of thousands in  Rwanda. The blame has been put on the Hutu militia killing  Rwanda Tutsis.

The killing lasted for approx 100 days but left so many dead. There are varying reports on the death toll but it could have been between 800,000 to 1 million people.

The UN’s mandate forbids intervening in the internal politics of any country unless the crime of genocide is being committed. France has been accused of aiding the Hutu regime to flee by creating what is known as Operation Turquoise. Canada, Ghana, and the Netherlands provided consistent support for the UN mission under the command of Roméo Dallaire although it was left without an appropriate mandate for the capacity to intervene from the U.N. Security Council. Despite emphatic demands from UNAMIR’s commanders in Rwanda, before and throughout the genocide, its requests for authorization to end it were refused and its intervention-capacity was even reduced.

Rwanda Wikipedia story on Genocide

Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in Central Africa, with just 7 million people, and is comprised of two main ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi. Although the Hutus account for 90 percent of the population, in the past, the Tutsi minority was considered the aristocracy of Rwanda and dominated Hutu peasants for decades, especially while Rwanda was under Belgian colonial rule

Most of the Rwandan population belong to the Hutu ethnic group, traditionally crop-growers. For many centuries Rwanda attracted Tutsis – traditionally herdsmen – from northern Africa. For 600 years the two groups shared the business of farming, essential for survival, between them. They have also shared their language, their culture, and their nationality. There have been many intermarriages.

The purpose of this site is to centralize access to a collection of high-quality information resources on the Rwandan genocide that shed a thorough light on the genocide, from its design to its enduring fallout in today’s Rwanda.

Rwanda Genocide Massacre Story 1994

January 19, 2009 0 comment
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