France cancels Rwanda visit over Kagame’s genocide accusations
France has taken from the 20th anniversary commemorations of the genocide in Rwanda over allegations of the participation within the massacre which remaining 800,000 people dead.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame said that France played a ‘direct part within the political planning of involvement and genocide in its execution’ in a interview with African weekly Jeune Afrique due to be printed in Sunday.
Consequently the French Justice minister cancelled her planned trip to Kigali for that service on Monday.
Kagame had previously accused France of supplying and training Hutu militias responsible for the bloodletting. Rome had opened a genocide research system within an attempt to thaw relations and denies all allegations.