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Assassinats, pillages, enlèvements : après une nuit d'affrontements entre forces gouvernementales et rebelles tutsi, la confusion la plus totale règne ce matin à Kigali, la capitale du Rwanda

Card Number 29607

Number
29607
Author
Roger-Petit, Bruno
Author
Bouchaud, Hervé
Date
8 avril 1994
Ymd
19940408
Time
08:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 8 heures
Title
Assassinats, pillages, enlèvements : après une nuit d'affrontements entre forces gouvernementales et rebelles tutsi, la confusion la plus totale règne ce matin à Kigali, la capitale du Rwanda
Subtitle
Seule certitude, la mort du Premier ministre et de 11 Casques bleus belges, sans doute assassinés par la garde présidentielle. Cette garde est aujourd'hui soupçonnée d'être à l'origine de l'accident d'avion qui a provoqué la mort des chefs d'État du Burundi et du Rwanda.
Size
20557 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- Ethnic massacres, political assassinations, settling of scores between rebels and government forces: this is what is happening in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, the day after [sic] the death of the Rwandan President in an attack.
- Assassinations, lootings, kidnappings: after a night of clashes between government forces and Tutsi rebels, the most total confusion reigns this morning in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
- The only certainty is the death of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Agathe Uwilingiyimana, and 11 Belgian peacekeepers, probably murdered by the presidential guard.
- This guard, 6 to 700 men strong, is today suspected of being behind the plane crash which caused the death of the heads of state of Burundi and Rwanda on Wednesday [April 6].
- The fear today is that this death will relaunch the inter-ethnic war in these two countries. For generations in Rwanda and Burundi, two tribes have clashed: the majority Hutu and the minority Tutsi.
- Already last October, a civil war in Burundi led to the death of tens of thousands of people and caused the exile of 700,000 inhabitants.
- The 600 French nationals living in Rwanda have been regrouped in the capital. But for the moment, the Quai d'Orsay does not yet plan their evacuation.