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Hutu Leader Gets Reins in Deal With Tutsis

May 01, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

The nation's Tutsi president handed power to a leader from the Hutu tribe in a power-sharing arrangement designed to end bloodshed. President Pierre Buyoya stepped down for Vice President Domitien Ndayizeye. Although Tutsis make up 15% of the population and Hutus 85%, Tutsis traditionally have dominated the government and army, stoking resentment.

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