Seth Sendashonga - Biography

Biography

Sendashonga was a leader of a student movement opposed to the rule of Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and been forced to leave the country in 1975. In 1992 Sendashonga joined the Rwandan Patriotic Front, the rebel group then fighting the Rwandan Civil War against the Habariyamana government. The RPF took power after defeating the Hutu Power-led government that carried out the Rwandan Genocide. Sendashonga was able to use his considerable personal prestige to convince other Hutu moderates to joint the RPF government.

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