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World IN BRIEF : RWANDA

President Bars Tutsi Men Fleeing Zaire

October 11, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Rwanda's president vowed to bar ethnic Tutsi men ordered to leave Zaire next week or face all-out war as rebels. "We will only be taking women and children. The men will have to stay where they are," Rwandan President Pasteur Bizimungu said. Zaire has given an estimated 200,000 Banyamulenge Tutsis one week to leave or be treated as rebels and face war with Zairian soldiers. Meanwhile, fighting has already broken out between government troops and the Tutsis after two massacres at missionary hospitals in Zaire that were blamed on the Banyamulenge, who have lived in Zaire for decades but have been essentially stateless since their citizenship was revoked in 1981.

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