December 15, 1998 |
A Rwandan militia leader pleaded guilty before a United Nations court Monday to charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for his role in the 1994 massacres of more than 800,000 people. He was formally convicted by the court's panel of three judges, who said the sentencing process will start Jan. 29.
August 3, 1998 |
Hutu rebels armed with machetes and clubs hacked to death at least 110 people in attacks northwest of Kigali, the capital, a Rwandan army commander said. The attackers, who included residents from the area, burned down a local official's house, Col. Fred Ibingira said. Wallis Gasamagera, the top official in a Kigali prefecture, said the local Hutu population had asked for guns to defend themselves against Hutu rebel attacks.
April 12, 1998 |
Twenty-four people died in an attack in a village 20 miles southwest of the capital, Kigali, the independent Rwanda News Agency reported. The attack brings to 125 the number of people who have been killed in a spate of violence that began Tuesday night. The agency said the attack was believed to have been carried out by Hutu militia. Officials quoted survivors as saying the attackers were dressed in military uniforms.
March 27, 1998 |
Hutu rebels killed five high school students during attacks on two schools in northwestern Rwanda, where Hutu violence is increasing, a local official said Thursday. One of the attacks occurred Wednesday while President Clinton was in the capital, Kigali, promising to help Rwandans bring stability to their country, recovering from a 1994 genocide. The attacks were on schools in neighboring villages in a Hutu rebel stronghold about 55 miles northwest of Kigali.
March 24, 1998 |
Hutu rebels kidnapped seven Roman Catholic nuns and killed 20 civilians in two attacks, said army Capt. Peter Karimba in Gisenyi. He said 30 to 40 rebels attacked a church-run health center at 3 a.m., killing three civilians and taking the seven nuns hostage. Two hours later, 100 rebels attacked Kanama, 10 miles to the east, burning the local government building and killing 17 civilians, he said.
February 11, 1998 |
Hutu rebels armed with farming tools hacked 58 people to death after sneaking into northwestern Rwanda, a government official said Tuesday. The rebels attacked the village of Ngugo, near the border town of Gisenyi in western Rwanda, on Friday and started massacring people in their homes, Gisenyi Gov. Jean-Baptiste Muhirwa said. "They indiscriminately hacked to death babies, women, children, old people, regardless of whether they were Tutsi or Hutu," Muhirwa said.
December 19, 1997 |
A massacre earlier this month of at least 327 mostly Tutsi refugees by Hutu insurgents at a camp in northwestern Rwanda is "a resurgence of genocide," Clinton administration officials asserted Thursday. State Department spokesman James P. Rubin said the U.S. government will not act on its own but is prepared to assist in any international effort to bring the killers to justice.
October 25, 1997 |
Soldiers with this central African nation's mainly Tutsi army packed 40 people into a rural school and tossed a grenade inside, killing them all, a witness said. Salvator Singirankabo, a resident of Kibezi, 20 miles south of the capital of Bujumbura, said he saw the killings Monday. The soldiers had come to the region to flush out Hutu rebels who had burned 18 schools a week ago. Maj.