- The ethnic massacres in Rwanda are driving the population away. In two days, more than 250,000 refugees have flocked to Tanzania, where humanitarian organizations are mobilizing to deliver emergency aid.
- They have been walking like this for four days on the roads leading to Tanzania. "They" are these Hutus, the majority ethnic group, who are fleeing from the advance of the Tutsi rebels of the RPF. They fear that tomorrow, in turn, they will be victims of revenge.
- On the head we carry the essentials, saved in haste: a bag of rice or corn, a mat or a mattress. The children follow the long infernal march without understanding why they had to leave the house. According to humanitarian organizations, they are already 250,000 to flee towards the East. At the UNHCR, at the International Red Cross, we have never seen an exodus of such magnitude.
- In neighboring Burundi, the ethnic dispute is already claiming victims: there, the predominantly Tutsi army is settling accounts with the Hutu militias. In the district of Kamenge, in the north of the capital, a precarious calm for 24 hours follows the firing of rockets and automatic weapons. The Tutsi soldiers evacuate the Hutu inhabitants to do the "cleaning up", they say. But how to distinguish a maquisard from a simple inhabitant? And when civilians get into army trucks to go to the stadium, it doesn't necessarily mean being safe.