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.
May 17, 1998 |
A former Rwandan minister, fired because he demanded punishment for rogue soldiers carrying out revenge attacks against suspects in his nation's 1994 genocide, was fatally shot, a family friend said. Seth Sendashonga, who survived a assassination attempt in February 1996, was killed in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, along with his Rwandan driver, the friend said. Police refused to comment on the killings or whether any suspects were in custody.
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 16, 1997 |
Uniformed gunmen shot and killed a Rwandan Supreme Court justice at his home, his wife said Saturday. Two other people died in the assault. Three attackers opened fire as a car carrying Vincent Nkezabaganwa pulled into the driveway of his home in Kigali on Friday night. The gunmen killed Nkezabaganwa, his driver and a neighbor. It was not clear what kind of uniforms the attackers were wearing. Neighbors said security forces exchanged gunfire with the assailants, who escaped.
February 5, 1997 |
Gunmen ambushed a U.N. human rights team in a Hutu stronghold in southwestern Rwanda, killing five people in the third attack on international aid workers in recent weeks. Two human rights monitors, a Briton and a Cambodian, and two Rwandan local employees were killed immediately. A fifth man, also a Rwandan, was shot in the stomach and died after he underwent surgery. In Geneva, U.N.