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Agathe Uwilingiyimana a été la première victime du déchaînement de violence qui sévit depuis hier [7 avril] à Kigali. C'est en voulant protéger sa fuite que 10 Casques bleus belges ont été abattus

Card Number 29957

Number
29957
Author
Autheman, Marc
Author
Lucet, √Člise
Author
Raymond, Francine
Date
8 avril 1994
Ymd
19940408
Time
19:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 19 heures [1:50]
Title
Agathe Uwilingiyimana a été la première victime du déchaînement de violence qui sévit depuis hier [7 avril] à Kigali. C'est en voulant protéger sa fuite que 10 Casques bleus belges ont été abattus
Subtitle
La Belgique et la France se disent prêtent à envoyer des troupes pour évacuer les étrangers pris au piège de Kigali.
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5662202 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- Brussels is considering an operation to evacuate its nationals from Rwanda. In Kigali, there is a feeling that events are rushing at the moment.
- In fact, the situation is completely out of control tonight: clashes, looting and assassinations. The fighting is extremely violent between the two Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups. The Red Cross speaks tonight of at least 1,000 dead and scenes of massacres.
- At 41, Agathe Uwilingiyimana was the first female head of an African government. She was the first victim of the unleashing of violence that has been raging since yesterday [April 7] in Kigali.
- It was while wanting to protect his escape that 10 Belgian blue helmets responsible for protecting the government were killed, probably by the men of the presidential guard. Colonel Luc Marchal: "Yesterday [7 April] during the day, following the events, some blue helmets were separated from their ministers. Because these ministers were either killed or taken away. And they found themselves in the middle of the Rwandan Armed Forces , were disarmed, were taken to a neighborhood in the city center, which is Camp Kigali, and were shot".
- Ministers, religious, members of humanitarian organizations massacred: this evening we are talking about a thousand deaths. No one seems to be in control of the situation in Kigali anymore. In this former Belgian colony, the Tutsi, a minority, claim power in the hands of the Hutu. But never in four years has the fighting been so violent in the capital.
- While the United Nations Security Council demands an end to acts of violence in Rwanda, Belgium and France say they are ready to send troops to evacuate trapped foreigners from Kigali.