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Vol 65 No 8

Published 11th April 2024


Thirty years on, genocide haunts the region

Among the most effective in Africa, Rwanda's army has exported the conflict to eastern Congo-Kinshasa, reshaping national politics en route

The genocide of Tutsi and massacre of Hutu 'moderates' launched on 7 April 1994 and perpetrated by the Forces Armées Rwandaises (FAR), and the Interahamwe Hutu militia it worked with, lasted 100 days and killed hundreds of thousands of people. Though never fully investigated, the Rwandan Patriotic Front's (RPF) march on Kigali from its bases in northern Rwanda involved the slaughter of tens of thousands more.

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