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À Kigali, la situation est ce matin dramatique : un Premier ministre assassiné, 10 Casques bleus belges abattus par la garde présidentielle alors qu'ils assuraient la protection du Premier ministre, 19 prêtres et religieuses massacrés

Card Number 29956

Number
29956
Author
Coudenhove, Anne (de)
Author
Raymond, Francine
Date
8 avril 1994
Ymd
19940408
Time
12:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 12 heures [1:32]
Title
À Kigali, la situation est ce matin dramatique : un Premier ministre assassiné, 10 Casques bleus belges abattus par la garde présidentielle alors qu'ils assuraient la protection du Premier ministre, 19 prêtres et religieuses massacrés
Subtitle
Selon un porte-parole de l'ONU, des troupes du Front patriotique rwandais marchaient jeudi soir [7 avril] vers Kigali.
Size
5341828 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- For the second day in a row, very heavy fighting in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The President was killed on Wednesday evening [April 6] in an attack with the President of neighboring Burundi. Yesterday [April 7] in Kigali, Belgian blue helmets were assassinated. The city is now on fire and sword.
- Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, sinks into civil war. The situation is dramatic this morning: an assassinated Prime Minister, 10 Belgian blue helmets killed by the presidential guard while they were protecting the Prime Minister, 19 priests and nuns massacred.
- Annie Thomas, "AFP Audio - Nairobi": "Many inhabitants of Kigali have probably also perished, killed by soldiers, bandits or in clashes between Hutu and Tutsi. Civil war threatens Rwanda again. According to a UN spokesperson, troops from the Rwandan Patriotic Front, the Tutsi rebellion movement that signed a peace deal with the government last year, marched on Thursday evening [April 7] towards Kigali. also lost its President on Wednesday [April 6], is on the other hand very calm, even today".
- United Nations officials now fear that the clashes between rival Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups will spread outside the capital Kigali, where the fighting has never been so violent since October 1990. In this former Belgian colony, the minority Tutsi claim power in the hands of the Hutu.
- Belgium are preparing to evacuate foreigners trapped in the fighting in Kigali. France plans to send troops stationed in the Central African Republic to Rwanda. Around 600 French people now live in the Rwandan capital.