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Les parachutistes français qui patrouillent dans le centre-ville de Kigali ont pour consigne de ne pas intervenir dans les combats

Card Number 30001

Number
30001
Author
Autheman, Marc
Author
Boudaoud, Zinedine
Author
Ledeuil, Jean-Jacques
Date
11 avril 1994
Ymd
19940411
Time
19:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 19 heures
Title
Les parachutistes français qui patrouillent dans le centre-ville de Kigali ont pour consigne de ne pas intervenir dans les combats
Subtitle
Selon le Quai d'Orsay, il n'y a pratiquement plus de Français à Kigali.
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22144 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- Foreigners evacuated from Rwanda: according to the Quai d'Orsay, there are practically no more French people in Kigali. For now the paratroopers are still patrolling the city center. After regrouping, they escorted the convoys to the airport. Soldiers who are instructed not to intervene in the fighting that continues in Kigali. They could also, these paratroopers, leave the city quickly enough.
- Last night the first refugees arrived in Paris. Much concern until the arrival of the French soldiers.
- Children and women in large majority. The first French nationals evacuated from Rwanda are tired but relieved, their long journey is over. Reunion time: those returning from Kigali are in good health.
- In the Air Afrique Airbus A-310 coming from Bangui, via N'Djamena, families of military aid workers who remained on the ground to participate in the evacuations, but also women trapped in the Rwandan capital when they were preparing to adopt orphans.
- Grouped together on Saturday evening [April 9] by paratroopers from the 3th and 8th RPIMa at the French school in Kigali, these families were transferred by Transall to Bangui. Luggage: one piece of luggage per person. Jane Miginiac, English teacher at the American Embassy: "I had been living in Rwanda for 11 years. So, I experienced this departure rather with a lot of sadness because I am sure that I lost a lot of friends from one ethnic group like the other".
- Among the 43 repatriated to Roissy yesterday, kept away from journalists, the families of the three members of the French crew of the Rwandan presidential plane shot down on Wednesday [April 6].