World genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda: a report commanded by Kigali Pointe "A heavy responsibility" of France
The gleaming city that emerged from turmoil in the heart of Africa
With noisy traffic and bustling markets, Kigali is much like other major cities in Africa, with one exception -- it's completely spotless. Thanks to a clean up program that is part of community efforts to distance Rwanda from its recent brutal past, it has some of the cleanest streets in Africa.Today, Rwanda's capital is synonymous with the surrounding green hills where mountain gorillas cling to life, while its streets have become famous throughout the world for being immaculate.
France has made the genocide against Tutsis possible, a genocide that was foreseeable: the main conclusion of the report on the role of France ordered in 2017 by the Rwandan government at a US law firm and made public Monday 19 April in Kigali. A report, which, like that of the Duclert Commission, concludes heavy responsibilities from the French state, but not to a complicity of genocide.
genocide in Rwanda. Trials required against an ex-naturalized French gendarme
© Pascal Guyot / AFP On this archive photo taken on June 27, 1994, French soldiers on patrol cross Hutu troops from the Rwandan government forces near Gisenyie, at the border with The DRC. The national anti-terrorist prosecutorist requires a trial against a Rwandan ex-gendarme held in France for "genocide, crimes against humanity and participation in a group for the preparation" of these crimes.
with our correspondent in Kigali, Laure Broulard
"French officials have armed, advised, trained, equipped and protected the Rwandan regime of the time", that's what the lawyers of the Cabinet Levy Firestone Muse in this report presented in this report presented To the Rwandan government this afternoon. According to them, France did not take into account the willingness of the Government of Juvenal Habyarimana to destroy the Tutsis of Rwanda, and acted to strengthen and expand its power and influence in Africa.
Unlike the, the MUSE report evokes the period after 1994, and denounces a camouflage operation on the part of the French state, which would have buried its past in Rwanda, distorted the truth and protected genocidals.
genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda: a Franco-Rwandan priest arrested in France
© Simon Wohlfahrt AFP / file (illustration) Marcel Hitayezu, Franco-Rwandan priest, was incarcerated in France, caught up by charges on his role in the Genocide of Tutsis, in 1994. Marcel Hitayezu, who had been installed for twenty years in France, officiated in a parish of southern France and even obtained French nationality. This Rwandan priest has been incarcerated and indicted, since Wednesday, April 14, caught up with charges on his role in the genocide of Tutsis, in 1994.
The survey is based on more than 200 interviews with witnesses, newspaper articles, academic work and official documents .... It does not conclude with a genocide complicity of France, and does not recommend prosecution against French politicians.
The Duclert Report and the MUSE report have different approaches, but convergent conclusions said Vincent Biruta, the Rwandan Foreign Minister at a press conference this afternoon."A new political space" opens between France and Rwanda, estimates Paris
this report published by Rwanda on the role of France in the genocide of Tutsis in 1994 and the reaction of Kigali excluding the complicity of Paris open "A new political space" to "project themselves towards a common future", reacted Monday the French Presidency. France also welcomes the Rwandan authorities exclude legal proceedings, by the voice of their foreign minister, Vincent Biruta, interviewed by the, "said the Elysee.
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The MUSE report "indicates that France has made possible a genocide that was predictable", but "I think France did not participate in the planning of genocide and that the French did not participate in the killings and the abuses In this meeting, "said Rwandan Minister, ensuring that" the Rwandan government will not bring this issue to a court. "
The head of the Rwandan diplomacy considers in this interview that the publication of this report, a few weeks after that of the report of a French historian commission concluding to "heavy and overwhelming" responsibilities of Paris in the tragedy, will "contribute to reconciliation between France and Rwanda ".
"These two reports give rise to conclusions that are not the same, but they have the common point to move the lines and open a new political space," reacted Monday the Elysee by highlighting an "important step at look at the political word that accompanies it ".
On May 18, France will receive the Rwandan President Paul Kagamer in Paris as part of a summit on the financing of African economies, according to the French Presidency, recalling that Emmanuel Macron intended to "go to Rwanda this year ".Report to the relatively moderate tone
France "carries a heavy responsibility for making possible a predictable genocide" in Rwanda. This is the conclusion of this Rwandan report but it does not accuse Paris of genocide complicity, no more than the French report Duclert published, three weeks ago. This is what makes Alain Gauthier, president of the collective of the civil parties, that the Rwandan government has sought, through this moderate report, to appease relations with France.
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