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Vol 53 No 2

Published 20th January 2012


Rwanda

Crash goes the conspiracy

Relations between Rwanda and France have received another boost. On 11 January, French judges Nathalie Poux and Marc Trévidic cleared the ruling Front patriotique rwandais (FPR) of shooting down the aeroplane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira on 6 April 1994. The judges agreed with a team of British experts that the two SAM-16 missiles which shot down the plane were fired from Kanombe Camp, controlled by the then Rwandan army.

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