New Report Details France's Role in Rwandan Genocide

The French government holds "significant responsibility" for enabling the Rwandan 1994 genocide since it was aware that it was being prepared, according to an American report. The report was compiled by Washington DC-based lawyer Robert Muse and his firm Levy Firestone Muse LLP, which was contracted by the Rwandan government to investigate France's role in the massacre of some 800,000 people. The report showed that France was neither blind nor unaware of the impending genocide and provided unwavering support to the genocidal government that was in power then. The publication of this latest report comes shortly after Rwanda's commemorated 27 years since the mass killings on April 7, 1994 when deadly clashes between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups broke out, leaving hundreds of thousands dead or maimed.

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame lights a flame to mark the International Day of Reflections on the Genocide in Rwanda (file photo).

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