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Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh, envoyé spécial des Nations unies au Rwanda : « Si les deux parties ne signent pas de cessez-le-feu, nous ne resterons pas ici »

Card Number 30265

Number
30265
Author
Lefait, Philippe
Author
Barnier, Cécile
Date
21 avril 1994
Ymd
19940421
Time
24:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 24 heures
Title
Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh, envoyé spécial des Nations unies au Rwanda : « Si les deux parties ne signent pas de cessez-le-feu, nous ne resterons pas ici »
Subtitle
Une véritable tragédie humaine se déroule au Rwanda dans l'indifférence quasi générale.
Size
20608 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- In Rwanda some traces of diplomacy, a meeting between belligerents is scheduled for Saturday [April 23] in Tanzania, but also and above all the war.
- Possibly 100,000 dead in the last two weeks. A real human tragedy is unfolding in Rwanda with almost general indifference.
- Fighting has spread across the country and Rwandan Patriotic Front forces claim to have gained ground in the north. The most total anarchy reigns: there is no longer any state, the interim government has fled. The last blue helmets leave the country. They have completed their mission to evacuate Westerners.
- On the spot, only a few humanitarian organizations try to bring a minimum assistance to the population, difficult assistance in the middle of this chaos. With them, the 2,500 men of the United Nations Special Mission. But until when?
- Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh, "United Nations Special Envoy to Rwanda": "If the two parties cooperate, we can help them. But we must be very clear: if they do not sign a ceasefire, we we won't stay here".
- The deadlock therefore seems total despite the talks announced for Saturday [April 23] in Tanzania. The Rwandan Patriotic Front will send a delegation but refuses to meet the government.