Paul Rusesabagina (Kinyarwanda: [ɾusesɑβaɟinɑ] ; born 15 June 1954) is a Rwandan humanitarian who, while working as a house manager at the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, hid and protected 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi refugees from the Interahamwe militia during the Rwandan genocide.
Paul Rusesabagina was born 15 June 1954 to a Hutu father and Tutsi mother. His parents sent him to school in a town near Gitwe owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. By the age of 13, Paul could speak English and French fluently.
Paul Rusesabagina On April 6, 1994, a 100-day run of terror and genocide took over the already divided nation of Rwanda. The two ethnic groups of Rwanda—the Hutus and the Tutsis—had long been at odds with one another, and despite some help from the United Nation to control the fighting, the Hutu extremists continued their battles with the Tutsis.
Paul Rusesabagina was born on June 15, 1955 in Murama-Gitarama, Rwanda. He is known for his work on Hotel Rwanda (2004), Last of the Longnecks (2017) and Charlie Rose (1991). He is married to Tatiana.
Paul Rusesabagina, whose courage inspired the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda, grew up with the tensions that exploded in 1994, but the hatred had been simmering for nearly a century. In 1916 Belgian colonists deemed the Tutsi ethnic group superior to the Hutus, giving them better education and jobs while the Hutus were relegated to dirty work.
CCTV's Anand Naidoo is joined by Paul Rusesabagina, founder of the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation, who saved more than 1,200 Rwandan citizens during the country's genocide, to talk about...
Paul Rusesabagina (1989–present) Tatiana Rusesabagina (born October 24, 1958) is a Rwandan humanitarian who, with her husband Paul Rusesabagina, ran Hôtel des Mille Collines during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saving over a thousand people from being murdered.
In 1994 Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu manager of a luxury hotel in Rwanda, sheltered over 1,200 people, including his own Tutsi wife and children, saving their lives at a time when extremists massacred more than 800,000 members of the Tutsi and moderate Hutu tribes in just 100 days.
Paul Rusesabagina has received the Lantos Human Rights prize, but his role as hero of the genocide should be examined
Paul Rusesabagina is a figure from history — a terrible history. He was the manager of the Diplomat Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, 20 years ago, when the genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi people began. More...