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Historians' report on 1994 Rwandan genocide: 'France turned a blind eye'

FRANCE24, 05 Apr 2021
Historian Vincent Duclert is the head of the research commission on the French archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He recently handed over to President Emmanuel Macron a highly-awaited report on France's role in the massacres. Duclert explains that "there isn't a single archive... that showed that France wanted to be part of the criminal enterprise". But he adds that by supporting Rwanda's Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana, François Mitterrand-era France bears an immense responsibility: "when you put such an ethnic colour on matters, you end up with a genocide".

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