Kanyarwanda War

The Kanyarwanda War (French: Guerre de Kanyarwanda) was a conflict in the northeastern region of Congo-Léopoldville, specifically the newly-established province of North Kivu, between the Banyarwanda[1][2] and indigenous groups within North Kivu including the Hunde and Nande groups[3] that lasted from 1963 to 1966.[1] It was sparked by years of ethnic tensions between the Banyarwandan people (Hutu and Tutsi people who emigrated to Congo-Léopoldville from Rwanda), who had significant influence and power in North Kivu and surrounding provinces, and native groups such as the Hunde and Nande groups.


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