Rwanda, Burundi and the assassination of three Hutu presidents

Melchior Ndadaye, Burundi's first elected president, and the first Hutu president, was assassinated by the country's Tutsi army on October 21, 1993.

KPFA Weekend News, 04.09.2016

The Rwandan Genocide is commemorated in Rwanda and at the United Nations as "the Genocide against the Tutsi." However, it was preceded by the assassination of three Hutu Presidents and by the massacre of hundreds of thousands of Hutu civilians in Burundi. There is also ample evidence that hundreds of thousands of Hutus, as well as Tutsis, died in the Rwandan massacres.

  Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira were both assassinated when Habyarimana's plane was shot out of the sky over Kigali, Rwanda on April 6, 1994. Both were members of their countries' Hutu majorities. No one has ever been prosecuted for the crime.


Rwanda leaves African court, refuses to appear for Ingabire's appeal

KPFA Weekend News, 03.05.2016

African Court of Human and People's Rights


Will the West create its next failed state in Burundi?


KPFA Weekend News, 11.07.2015

Charles Kambanda told KPFA that the West is trying to create a failed state whose resources will then be easier to control.

Kagame's spy chief Karake under arrest


Rwandan President Paul Kagame's intelligence chief, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, has been arrested with a European Arrest Warrant based on a Spanish indictment charging him with genocide, the massacre of Hutu civilians in Rwanda.

UN Security Council responds to African Great Lakes Regional flashpoints

KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015

Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other members of the international community have spoken to this, the latest Rwandan and Ugandan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.


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