April 8, 1994 |
Marauding presidential guards terrorized tiny, crowded, hapless Rwanda and killed its prime minister and almost a dozen Belgian peacekeepers Thursday in a chaotic, murderous frenzy of revenge for the deaths of two Central African presidents. Shortly before she was hunted down, Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana told Radio France International: "There is shooting. People are being terrorized. People are inside their homes lying on the floor.
April 7, 1994 |
The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash near this capital city's airport Wednesday as they flew back together from regional peace talks in Tanzania. Rwandan diplomats charged that the plane was shot down. Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprian Ntayamira of Burundi had been in Tanzania for a meeting of east-central African leaders seeking ways to end ethnic violence in the two countries.
December 7, 1987 |
The bodies of 12 American tourists and a pilot who died when their light plane crashed in northwestern Rwanda have been buried at the town of Gisenyi, the U.S. Embassy said Sunday. Nine of the Americans came from Amarillo, Tex. They had been on safari, photographing wild gorillas in Zaire.
December 5, 1987 |
A small plane carrying 12 Americans on a safari to photograph gorillas slammed into a mountainside in northwestern Rwanda, killing the tourists and their Kenyan pilot, officials said Friday. Some of the passengers screamed and frantically threw their belongings out of the plane as it careened out of control before crashing about 4 p.m. local time Thursday, according to witnesses quoted by Rwanda's government-owned radio.