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Vol 45 No 7

Published 2nd April 2004


On trial for genocide

The outpouring of grief and horrific memories ten years after Rwanda's genocide has been accompanied by a less dignified round of finger-pointing among governments, diplomats and journalists. It started last month with Stephen Smith's article in the Paris daily Le Monde commenting on a report by France's anti-terrorist police, claiming that soldiers from the Front Patriotique Rwandais under General Paul Kagame's command shot down the jet carrying President Juvénal Habyarimana on 6 April 1994 (AC Vol 45 No 6). Hours later the genocide had started.

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