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France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide

On April 7, 2021, Rwanda commemorated 27 years since the tragic genocide in which one million Tutsis lost their lives between April 7 and July 17, 1994.
On March 26, at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, a commission of historians, headed by Vincent Duclert, submitted a damning report on the role of France and its then president – François Mitterrand – in this criminal enterprise. Rwandan President Paul Kagame considers the Duclert report “an important step towards a common understanding of what happened. Although the report exonerates France from the accusation of “complicity”, it shows how much responsibility it bears, through its support for the then Hutu president Juvénal Habyarimana, in this dark period of recent history.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Gado (Kenya), The Standard
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Gado (Kenya), The Standard
    "Commission Duclert sur le génocide rwandais"
  • Le Hic (Algérie / Algeria)
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Le Hic (Algérie / Algeria)
    "Rwandan genocide: what role did France play? - Hello! Benjamin Stora?!"
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Kak (France), L’Opinion
    "I had this office set up, for the sake of efficiency. - Power - Democracy"
  • Bado (Canada)
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Bado (Canada)
    "Rwanda: France cleared of certain suspicions"
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    "Genocide in Rwanda : Mitterrand collabo ? - Again?"
  • Plop&KanKr (France)
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Plop&KanKr (France)
    "Rwanda: Mitterrand faces his responsibilities..."
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland) – Tribune de Genève
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland) – Tribune de Genève
    "Rwanda: the historians' report that accuses Mitterrand"
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif
    "Rwanda, Spring 1994"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "Genocide - revenge - repression - reconciliation - reflection"
  • Zapiro (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Sowetan
    France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide - Zapiro (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Sowetan
    "Rwanda - Plus jamais ça - Mémorial officiel de l'ONU - Darfour"
  • Gado (Kenya), The Standard
  • Le Hic (Algérie / Algeria)
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
  • Bado (Canada)
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
  • Plop&KanKr (France)
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland) – Tribune de Genève
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Zapiro (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Sowetan