- In Rwanda, in a country that stinks of death, as testified by all those who return from it, violent fighting took place again this morning in Kigali. And yet, a two-day truce was to be observed during the visit of a UN envoy.
- The rebels of the Rwandan Patriotic Front show themselves in front of the cameras, smiling. Proud of their progress on Kigali, with the decisive capture of the airport and the neighboring military camp of Kanombe on the road. Two sites bombed for several weeks.
- Since Thursday [May 19] no United Nations flight has been able to land due to the rain of shells which has continued to fall in the region.
- But today and tomorrow [May 24], the dull sounds of shelling should stop. The result of a truce that rebels and government forces would have pledged to observe from 8 a.m. this morning during the visit of an envoy of the UN Secretary General.
- The UN special envoy must find common ground with the rebels to start a large-scale humanitarian operation. In a month and a half of fighting, 200,000 people were massacred. And more than 500,000 others had to flee the country in ruins.