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Rwanda To Investigate French Officers Who Facilitated The 1994 Genocide

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AFRICANGLOBE - Rwanda plans to ask French authorities to allow Kigali investigators to interrogate senior French officers and politicians in connection with the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi minority. Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said Kigali is no longer interested in mending relations with its former European ally and will not tolerate what she described as “judicial harassment” from France.

France Dismisses Compensation For Slavery

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AFRICANGLOBE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls issued an appeal on Sunday for Africans to get over the legacy of slavery, dismissing claims for financial compensation while acknowledging the “horror” of the slave trade. Valls rejected the idea of compensation, instead advocating for strengthened trade relations between Africa and Europe.

Rwanda Links 22 French Army Officers To 1994 Genocide

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AFRICANGLOBE - The Rwandan government has released a list of 22 former and serving French army officials that Kigali said played a role in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi that left close to 1 million people murdered. Topping off the list released Monday is "General ¨[sic, Adm.] Jacques Lanxade, former chief of French Defense Forces at the time of the genocide, who is accused of providing arms to the Rwandan army at the time, even with knowledge that massacres against Tutsi were organized by the armed forces.
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