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Au Rwanda le chaos s'est emparé de la capitale Kigali. Les deux ethnies, les Tutsi et les Hutu, s'affrontent en ce moment au corps-à-corps à Kigali

Card Number 29563

Number
29563
Author
Bilalian, Daniel
Author
Coste, Patricia
Date
8 avril 1994
Ymd
19940408
Time
13:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 13 heures
Title
Au Rwanda le chaos s'est emparé de la capitale Kigali. Les deux ethnies, les Tutsi et les Hutu, s'affrontent en ce moment au corps-à-corps à Kigali
Subtitle
10 Casques bleus belges, qui stationnaient dans la capitale rwandaise, ont été tués. Et on apprend ce matin qu'une vingtaine de religieux et de religieuses ont été également massacrés.
Size
20163 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- In Rwanda chaos seized the capital Kigali where yesterday morning [sic], the Rwandan Head of State and that of Burundi were killed in an attack. The situation is visibly out of control.
- So far 10 Belgian blue helmets stationed in the Rwandan capital have been killed. And we learn this morning that about twenty monks and nuns were also massacred on the spot.
- Kigali, a deserted city, the inhabitants are hiding. The rare images of the capital of Rwanda do not show the extremely violent fighting that has been raging for two days.
- 10 Belgian blue helmets were killed after being ill-treated as well as 22 Catholic priests and nuns, all Africans.
- Dejected too, Agathe Uwilingiyimana, the Prime Minister.
- Rwanda, one of the smallest countries in Africa, had been experimenting with a multi-party system for two years. But the two ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu, have not managed to get along and are currently fighting hand-to-hand in Kigali.
- 1,500 Belgians still live in Rwanda, their former colony, and Brussels is preparing to evacuate them.
- French troops are on high alert. There are still 600 French nationals in Rwanda as well as members of humanitarian organizations, stranded in Kigali, of whom we have no news, such as Pharmaciens sans frontières.
- As for the Rwandan victims, we do not know the number but it would be very high.