Revealed: France's lies over the genocide in Rwanda

By and Benoît Collombat (Radio France)

In a joint investigation, Mediapart and Radio France have revealed the contents of previously unseen documents relating to aspects of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, from the assassination of President Juvénal Habyarimana which sparked the massacres to illegal arms sales to the genocidal regime. The documents include a key report by France's overseas intelligence agency, the DGSE, on the genocide, which left close to one million people dead. Mediapart's Fabrice Arfi and Benoît Collombat of Radio France report.

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It is now nearly 25 years since the last genocide of the 20th century, committed against the Tutsis in Rwanda, took place. Close to a million people were killed in the space of a hundred bloody days in 1994. Yet there is still information about that genocide which remains  hidden from public gaze.