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Juvénal Habyarimana

Habyarimana in 1980
Personal data
Date of birthMarch 8, 1937
Place of birthRuanda-Urundi
Date of deathApril 6, 1994(age 57)
Place of deathKigali, Rwanda
NationalityRwandan
Political partyMRND
SpouseAgathe Habyarimana
ReligionRoman Catholic
3rd President of Rwanda
In officeJuly 5, 1973 - April 6, 1994
Succeeded byThéodore Sindikubwabo
Preceded byGrégoire Kayibanda

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Juvénal Habyarimana (March 8, 1937 - April 6, 1994) was the third President of the Republic of Rwanda, the post he held longer than any other president to date, from 1973 until 1994. During his 20-year rule he favored his own ethnic group, the Hutus, and supported the Hutu majority in neighboring Burundi against the Tutsi government. On April 6, 1994, he was killed when his airplane, also carrying the President of Burundi, Cyprien Ntaryamira, was shot down close to Kigali International Airport. His assassination ignited ethnic tensions in the region and helped spark the Rwandan Genocide.


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