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Les troupes du Front patriotique sont entrées dans Kigali et s'apprêtent à en prendre le contrôle. Le pays est à feu et à sang, on avance le chiffre de 20 000 morts

Card Number 29882

Number
29882
Author
Ceylac, Catherine
Author
Boisserie, Philippe
Date
12 avril 1994
Ymd
19940412
Time
24:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 24 heures [2:40]
Title
Les troupes du Front patriotique sont entrées dans Kigali et s'apprêtent à en prendre le contrôle. Le pays est à feu et à sang, on avance le chiffre de 20 000 morts
Subtitle
Pendant ce temps, les militaires poursuivent les évacuations d'étrangers.
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9030469 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- The murderous madness continues in Rwanda. Patriotic Front troops have entered the capital, Kigali, and are preparing to take control. The country is on fire and blood. The figure is put forward at 20,000 dead.
- The vast majority of French people have been evacuated. There remained a very small number of monks and nuns and French soldiers. The rebels, moreover, demand that they leave Rwanda within 24 hours.
- At the airport, a final escort accompanies the last returnees. At noon, all the French soldiers are gathered in the air terminal and at 3 a.m., 150 of them are already leaving Kigali. The others will leave depending on the evolution of the situation. The war is coming. Colonel Henri Poncet, "Operation Commander in Rwanda": "You can see around the hills of Kigali that certain elements of the RPF are taking position. Are they light detachments or larger forces? I am unable at the present time to specify it".
- This afternoon the noose of the RPF tightened. Most of the hills around the city are in their hands and the cannon thunders regularly. Even the airport is surrounded. One sign does not lie: the government has taken the road of exile to the South.
- Tonight in Kigali, there are no foreigners left. Most embassies are closing. The UN peacekeeping mission manages hypothetical ceasefires. No one seems able to avoid further carnage, because carnage there will be: the tens of thousands of Tutsi massacred in recent days will not go unpunished. Rwanda seems destined for an increasingly common future in Africa: chaos.