The Rwandan Genocide started in 1994 and lasted 100 days. About 85% of Rwandans are Hutu but the smaller amount of Tutsi's led the country. The Hutus felt they were being treated unfairly and in April 1994, Hutu president and his counterpart were shot down in a plane. Hutu blamed it on Tutsi and used it as a chance to retaliate. Almost 800,000 Tutsi were killed. France was blamed for not doing enough to help and and the UN were not allowed to help. Neighbors killed neighbors and husbands even killed their Tutsi wives. Thousands of Tutsi women were taken away as slaves. This was tragic for many people and Tutsi still do not forgive Hutus today.
Apartheid was a political and social system in South Africa. It happened during white minority rule and it enforced racial segregation for nearly 50 years. It was aimed to protect whites over non-whites(black, colored, Indians) in every way. The black majority was seen as a threat and the four racial groups were all separated. Interracial marriages were banned, public facilities were segregated, and even education was divided. Apartheid brought out leaders like Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, and Walter Sisulu who eventually brought an end to apartheid.
The population of African forest elephants is greatly decreasing. In Cote d'Ivoire, elephants have come into increasing contact with people due to human encroachment and habitat loss. They have destroyed crops and even killed two people. They did not want to exterminate the animals so the International Fund for Animal Welfare is trying to help. With the help of local villagers they will tranquilize the elephants and truck them 10 hours away.