Belgium officially grants independence to Rwanda with a Hutu, Gregoire Kayibanda, as president. Many Tutsis leave the country.
"Some Batutsi exiles ""inyenzi"" launch futile attacks against the Kigali regime. More massacres of Batutsi take place in Rwanda. Some 20,000 Tutsis killed following an incursion by Tutsi rebels based in Burundi."
"Major general Juvenal Habyarimana topples Gregoire Kayibanda in a military ""coup d'etat"". Massacres of Batutsi take place."
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