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France Skips Rwanda Genocide Memorial

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The French Foreign ministry spokesman, Romain Nadal, was quotead as saying, “the accusation goes against reconciliation efforts between the two countries” upon which he declared that the Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, would not be travelling to Kigali for the memorial.


“France regrets that it cannot take part in the 20th anniversary commemorations for the genocide,” he was further quoted as saying.


Apparently, President Paul Kagame, accused French soldiers who took part in a military humanitarian mission in Rwanda of taking full participation in the massacres, an accusation France continues to deny.


In 2008, a report by Rwanda’s Mucyo commission of inquiry concluded that France had trained the militias that carried out killings and French troops had taken part in massacres.


It accused 13 politicians and 20 officers by name.


“That’s a fact, but it hides the main point: the direct role of Belgium and France in the political preparation of the genocide and the participation of the latter in its very execution,” Kagame told Jeune Afrique press.


“For one criminal condemned 20 years on, how many criminals has the French justice system conjured away? They don’t take us in with their little game. This sentence is made out to be a gesture, almost like a favour that France has accorded Rwanda, while it is France’s role in the genocide that should be being examined.”


In 2004, on the 10th anniversary of the genocide, Kagame lashed out at France in his commemoration speech at Amahoro Stadium, saying that Paris knew that the ethnic Hutu government, the army and militia were preparing the genocide.

(AFP)

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