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Les derniers Français doivent quitter le Rwanda, toujours en proie aux pires combats

Card Number 29883

Number
29883
Author
Coudenhove, Anne (de)
Author
Boudaoud, Zinedine
Author
Ledeuil, Jean-Jacques
Date
11 avril 1994
Ymd
19940411
Time
12:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 12 heures [2:33]
Title
Les derniers Français doivent quitter le Rwanda, toujours en proie aux pires combats
Subtitle
Les 43 premiers rapatriés sont arrivés hier soir à Roissy.
Size
9282804 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- The situation in Rwanda now: the last French, they are about sixty, must leave the country, still plagued by the worst fighting today. 525 people have already left. The French paratroopers will leave Kigali as soon as their evacuation mission is over, perhaps tomorrow [April 12]. There has been no news of three military aid workers since the start of the ethnic clashes. The first 43 returnees arrived late last night in Paris.
- Children and women in large majority. The first French nationals evacuated from Rwanda are tired but relieved, their long journey is over. Reunion time: those returning from Kigali are in good health.
- In the Air Afrique Airbus A-310 from Bangui, via N'Djamena, families of military aid workers who remained on the ground to participate in the evacuations, but also women trapped in the Rwandan capital while they were preparing to adopt orphans.
- Grouped together on Saturday evening [April 9] by paratroopers from the 3th and 8th RPIMa at the French school in Kigali, these families were transferred by Transall to Bangui. Luggage: one piece of luggage per person. Jane Miginiac, English teacher at the American Embassy: "I had been living in Rwanda for 11 years. So, I experienced this departure rather with a lot of sadness because I am sure that I lost a lot of friends from one ethnic group like the other".
- Among the 43 repatriated to Roissy yesterday, kept away from journalists, the families of the three members of the French crew of the Rwandan presidential plane shot down on Wednesday [April 6].
- This morning a shell fell on a private hospital in Kigali: 27 dead and a hundred wounded. A thousand Rwandans have already fled to Zaire.