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Kagame accused over plane attack

A French newspaper says an official report has blamed Rwandan President Paul Kagame for a rocket attack that triggered the genocide 10 years ago. Le Monde says French police have concluded that Mr Kagame gave direct orders for the rocket attack on then President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane. Mr Kagame was head of the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) at the time. An RPF spokesman has dismissed the allegations and there has been no official confirmation of the report. The death of Mr Habyarimana, a Hutu, triggered the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which some 800,000 people died, most of them Tutsis. Burundi’s then President Cyprien Ntaryamira was also killed in the rocket attack. Le Monde says the accusation against Mr Kagame is contained in a 220-page report drawn up by police acting for France’s leading anti-terrorist judge, Jean-Louis Bruguiere. The police are investigating the deaths of several French citizens on the plane. Full Story

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