Les accusations sont sévères : le Président Habyarimana, ami personnel de François Mitterrand, a bénéficié d'un soutien jugé immodéré.
- The UN Human Rights Commission opens an official investigation into the massacres in Rwanda. The UN estimates the death toll at 500,000 and its Secretary General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, himself speaks of failure and scandal.
- In Kigali the fighting continues. The International Red Cross hospital is the only one still functioning after the bombing of the hospital center. But it is to be targeted twice in a row, as if the belligerents wanted to scare away the last witnesses.
- It is in this context of very violent fighting that the special envoy of Boutros Boutros-Ghali is trying to obtain from the two parties a truce and an endorsement for the planned deployment of the 5,500 peacekeepers in Rwanda.
- Those who have been called the rebels in Rwanda for several weeks, in fact the armed opposition to the provisional government, are now attacking France. France's position and the responsibility of our country are now also denounced by many diplomats.
- The accusations are severe: President Habyarimana, a personal friend of François Mitterrand, has benefited from support deemed excessive. Thanks in particular to French aid, the strength of the government army increased from 6,000 to 40,000 men. In 1990, France intervened militarily to crush a Tutsi rebellion.
- France is also accused of having favored the flight of dignitaries responsible for the massacres of Tutsi. The President's widow confirms having been taken immediately to France but denies the evacuation of other political figures.
- It is because of this policy considered partisan of France that the RPF today refused the presence of French soldiers in the UN intervention force. The Quai d'Orsay denies these accusations and affirms that its sole aim is to promote a political solution and to stop the massacres in Rwanda.