Rwanda welcomes France's declassification of genocide documents

Rwandan President Paul Kagame lights the Flame of Remembrance at the Gisozy Genocide memorial in Kigali on April 7, 2015 on the first day of mourning marking 21 years since the genocide of 1994 that claimed the lives of 800,000 people over 100 daysRwanda’s justice minister on Wednesday welcomed France’s declassification of documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role. A decision to declassify the papers was signed on Tuesday and concerns “documents in the Elysee relating to Rwanda between 1990 and 1995,” spanning the genocide which claimed at least 800,000 lives, a source in President Francois Hollande’s entourage said.

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