Rwanda accuses France of role in 1994 genocide

The claims were contained in a new report released by a Washington law firm on Wednesday.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Picture: Leanne de Bassompierre/EWN

KIGALI - Rwanda is accusing France of playing a role before during and after the 1994 genocide.

The claims were contained in a new report released by a Washington law firm on Wednesday.

It comes as the country’s ruling RPF celebrates its 30th anniversary this week.

The Rwandan government says the Muse report, based on information available in public records, indicates there is evidence to substantiate allegations of foreign involvement in the genocide, including French officials.

It’s part of wider efforts by Rwanda, announced a year ago, to thoroughly investigate France’s role in the massacre.

The report states a full investigation is warranted and calls on France to make previously classified documents available.

Meanwhile, Rwandan President Paul Kagame has this week officially inaugurated the Campaign Against Genocide Museum as part of the RPF’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Pictures: Leanne de Bassompierre/EWN.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)