France reopens probe into 1994 assassination of Rwandan president

French investigators want to question former Rwandan army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, who lives in exile in South AfricaFrench investigators have reopened their probe into the 1994 genocide-triggering assassination of a Rwandan president to question a dissident general who has accused the country’s current head of state of orchestrating the killing, AFP learnt Friday. After a French-crewed plane carrying Juvenual Habyarimana was shot down with a missile on April 6, 1994, a campaign targeting Rwanda’s Tutsi population was unleashed. The Rwandan former (1994-2002) army chief of staff whom French investigating magistrates want to question, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, lives in exile in South Africa, where he has survived at least two attempts on his life.

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