Rwanda : France "should be charged" for Rwanda genocide

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afrol News, 6 April - Rwandan government officials claim that new proof of France's role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide has emerged during the UN's Rwanda court hearings. Not only was France training the genocidal militias prior to the genocide, the French government was even today providing perpetrators of the genocide a refuge. France has earlier been criticised by a European court for not trying genocide suspects.

Aloys Mutabingwa, the Rwandan government's envoy to the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), yesterday made strong statements to the press in Arusha (Tanzania), where the ICTR is based. Mr Mutabingwa said the French government had part of the responsibility for the 1994 genocide and for not letting the ICTR doing its job properly.

The Rwandan envoy was quoted by the French news agency AFP as saying that the ICTR's ten-year investigations had produced "sufficient and credible evidence" to try French government officials. Many witnesses had told the tribunal about French soldiers training the Interahamwe militia of Hutu extremists. It was only because the ICTR wanted to avoid "a diplomatic incident" that French officials had not been charged.

Mr Mutabingwa also repeated the more known allegations that France keeps interfering with justice by providing a shelter for suspected genocide perpetrators. Several main suspects are still said to be at large in France, allegedly under the protection of the Paris government.

These allegations against France are not new. In June last year, the European Court of Human Rights slammed the French judiciary for using unreasonable long time in proceeding against a Rwandan clergyman, who had been charged with genocide compliancy nine years before. The European court found that the French judiciary was not satisfying the 'reasonable time' requirement" in the European Convention on Human Rights.

Also international human rights groups have criticised France for its seeming unwillingness to contribute to justice for Rwanda's genocide victims. The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) claims that cases related to the Rwandan genocide had in general been met by "a certain coolness by French judiciary authorities."

France, which supported Rwanda's Hutu government in power when the genocide started, has kept a distance to Rwanda's new leadership.
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Thanks for this important post brother Panafrica! This post should come to the attention of all the people who condemn continental Africans saying we are the sole cause of the horrors in our countries. Too much truth is kept away from them! But the evidence is there, continental Africans are too poor and too weak to kill themselves in millions like that. Europeans and Americans support and finance the tyrants in Africa, they remain the major cause in the suffering of our peoples!
 

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Kwango_Likemba said:
Thanks for this important post brother Panafrica! This post should come to the attention of all the people who condemn continental Africans saying we are the sole cause of the horrors in our countries. Too much truth is kept away from them! But the evidence is there, continental Africans are too poor and too weak to kill themselves in millions like that. Europeans and Americans support and finance the tyrants in Africa, they remain the major cause in the suffering of our peoples!
Absolutely sister Kwango_Likemba, this is proof positive of what I've always said (since I actually started studying Africa): Europe is behind or influences (directly or indirectly) most of Africa's coups & military conflicts. I think black people should be more aware of these influences, before we condemn Africa for "always fighting". Indeed we need to recognize Africa for what it is, a continent which still has not shed its colonial influences. Africa is still fighting for its independance, we need to help the continent in this effort.
 

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Like you say brother Panafrica! And it’s about time the descendant of the Africans captured in the MAAFA and brought to North America, and especially Black Nationalists understand that!

We must collect and read as much articles as possible on France and Belgium eagerness for influence and control over their former colonial domain in Central Africa. The US are fueling hostile rebel movements there too, trained by the CIA and the Pentagon. Yes indeed, with the Cold War on the Euro-American objectives in most African countries are the same! So evidently, we must be aware of Euro-American propaganda and typical Euro-American agendas against Africans.
 

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Not only should France be charged, but also the black man and women that are complicit in the downfall of their own people.
 

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Sekhemu said:
Not only should France be charged, but also the black man and women that are complicit in the downfall of their own people.
This thread is about the role of WESTERN NATIONS (FRANCE) in the current human right crisis in Central Africa, why you feel you had to comment on Africans too? We acknowledged countless of times the role of brutal African leaders and forces who back Western interests, why you must condemn over and over Africans who take orders form Washington or Paris? It's about time we focus more our criticism to the main cause of the ethnic conflicts and systematic horror in Africa that is the EUROPEANS and AMERICANS!
 

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Kwango_Likemba said:
This thread is about the role of WESTERN NATIONS (FRANCE) in the current human right crisis in Central Africa, why you feel you had to comment on Africans too? We acknowledged countless of times the role of brutal African leaders and forces who back Western interests, why you must condemn over and over Africans who take orders form Washington or Paris? It's about time we focus more our criticism to the main cause of the ethnic conflicts and systematic horror in Africa that is the EUROPEANS and AMERICANS!
Those African puppets who all too willingly exploit their people at the command of their European masters need to be dealt with. However the thread isn't about them, it is about the often denied fact that European influence fuels much of Africa's coups and military conflicts. This influence has often been denied but the paper trials of their weapons sales, treaties, etc, are getting harder to cover up. It is important for us to be aware of this influence if we are going to "shed" it. Any African that seeks to truly liberate their country will have to deal with that European power that continues to influence its social-politics.

P.S. On a separate note, sister Kwango_Likemba, brother Sekhemu wrote a message to you in the following thread that you need to read for yourself:

http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33202&page=3
 

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panafrica said:
Those African puppets who all too willingly exploit their people at the command of their European masters need to be dealt with. However the thread isn't about them, it is about the often denied fact that European influence fuels much of Africa's coups and military conflicts. This influence has often been denied but the paper trials of their weapons sales, treaties, etc, are getting harder to cover up. It is important for us to be aware of this influence if we are going to "shed" it. Any African that seeks to truly liberate their country will have to deal with that European power that continues to influence its social-politics.

P.S. On a separate note, sister Kwango_Likemba, brother Sekhemu wrote a message to you in the following thread that you need to read for yourself:

http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33202&page=3
Thank you brotha Pan!
 

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Thank you brotha Pan!
True that. It's about the Peace Corp and its spies, the CIA, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Arabs, the Jews, the Europeans, and every outsider who wants to rape and pillage Africa for her resources
 

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