- Fighting, massacres, abuses: Rwanda is sinking deeper into horror every day. Despite everything, the UN Security Council has once again postponed the dispatch of a reinforcement of blue helmets on the spot.
- In a little over a month the fighting would have killed more than 200,000 people, some even put the figure at 500,000 victims.
- In Rwanda new corpses appear, every day, on the roads that were cleared yesterday. The militiamen are still in action and many civilians, often young boys, armed, are difficult to control.
- It is from Kigali, the capital, that a new estimate of the toll of this war arrived today: 500,000 dead perhaps.
- And despite the urgency, the Security Council has postponed until early next week the adoption of a resolution through which the international community can give itself the means to put an end to the pitiless tragedy in Rwanda.
- "A day late is a day too long" declared the United Nations representative in Kigali, for the moment a helpless spectator of the carnage.
- Bernard Kouchner, the former Minister of Humanitarian Action, tries for his part in Kigali a punctual action: to release the Tutsi prisoners in a large hotel in the city and in the stadium. Bernard Kouchner: "It's one of the real humanitarian disasters of this time. So, using the word 'genocide' is not my habit. But these people were killed for what they were! Not for what they did! And so that's the definition of genocide".
- This evening in Kigali we still heard sporadic gunfire and exchanges of artillery. The Hutu government tries to stop the progression of the Tutsis of the RPF. And in the night, the massacres will continue.
- Bernard Kouchner was unable to obtain authorization to evacuate 360 civilians stranded in Kigali.