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Au Rwanda les derniers militaires français rembarquent aujourd'hui. Les forces rebelles sont entrées dans la capitale qui est désormais désertée de tous ses résidents étrangers

Card Number 29937

Number
29937
Author
Bilalian, Daniel
Author
Boisserie, Philippe
Author
Martin, Marcel
Date
13 avril 1994
Ymd
19940413
Time
13:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 13 heures [1:28]
Title
Au Rwanda les derniers militaires français rembarquent aujourd'hui. Les forces rebelles sont entrées dans la capitale qui est désormais désertée de tous ses résidents étrangers
Subtitle
Ce matin, un des derniers convois belges s'est rendu en ville, direction l'hôpital psychiatrique.
Size
4466076 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- In Rwanda the last French soldiers re-embark today. Rebel forces have entered the capital, Kigali, which is now deserted of all its foreign residents.
- This morning, one of the last Belgian convoys went to town, heading for the psychiatric hospital. There, Belgian religious in tears only agreed to leave when faced with the evidence of a merciless war.
- A little further on, some 500 Rwandans come out of the buildings with their hands in the air. In the middle of the mad, Tutsi refugees imploring the soldiers to take them away. They know that with the departure of their last protectors, their fate is sealed. The hospital is already riddled with bullets. Inside, the paratroopers discover, behind a room where lie five corpses lacerated with machetes, a wounded Belgian agricultural engineer.
- On the way back, the civilians are on their doorstep, machetes and clubs in hand. They know that the rebels of the Rwandan Patriotic Forces are advancing. At the end of the morning, the gendarmerie camp fell into their hands as well as the mountain where the Rwandan army was trying to withdraw. From the airport, cannons pound these hills in an attempt to loosen an increasingly powerful vice.
- During this time, the French soldiers are packing. This morning, a new company left Kigali for Bangui. There are only 170 men left who are just waiting for the green light to leave, probably at the end of the afternoon. Rwanda sinks into civil war in complete solitude.