July 22, 1995 |
The United States and its major European allies agreed Friday to take "substantial and decisive" action--almost certainly a wide-ranging campaign of punishing air strikes--if Bosnian Serb forces attack the "safe area" of Gorazde in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
July 17, 1995 |
As the Muslim enclave of Zepa faced a Bosnian Serb assault, military chiefs from the United States, Britain and France huddled here Sunday night in an attempt to devise a united policy for protecting the remaining Bosnian "safe areas." Any tangible results were unclear: After the evening meeting at the Defense Ministry in central London, the military leaders--Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, British Field Marshal Peter Inge and French Adm.
May 1, 1995 |
As the last of Rwanda's refugee camps was emptied Sunday, it was reported that 14 people had been beaten and stoned to death when they returned home, prompting a U.N. envoy to suggest it may be time to give peacekeepers the power to protect civilians. About 3,400 refugees were trucked back to their villages from the Ndera camp near Kigali, clearing the last official refugee center in the Central African country.
January 8, 1995 |
Leaders of seven East and Central African countries adopted a strategy Saturday to combat insecurity in the aftermath of Rwanda's genocide and to encourage more than 2 million refugees to go home. Meanwhile, shooting broke out Saturday in a refugee camp in southern Rwanda, killing at least 12 people and wounding 36, a U.N. source said. The incident was the worst single case of violence yet in the refugee camps throughout the region.
September 6, 1994 |
Though another panicky flight of Rwandans may be the outcome, Rwanda's government began a three-stage operation Monday to quickly assert its authority in the U.N.-policed "safe zone," where fears of its wrath and rule triggered an exodus last month.
August 30, 1994 |
Hutu zealots killed another Hutu refugee who had urged Rwandans to return home, continuing a deadly campaign of intimidation in Zaire's teeming refugee camps. The unidentified man was beaten and stoned to death Saturday in the Kitaku refugee camp, Ray Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said.
August 20, 1994 |
The night before, the sky had blazed with lightning and the rain had fallen hard enough to bounce off the rocks. A new breed of angry young thugs had gone marauding. Friday morning, it rains again, a mountain rain with a chill to it. The people rise from the ground to count their losses, if they still have anything left to lose. So begins another day: The blue 1 1/2-ton trucks start down the narrow, potholed roads on their twice-a-day rounds to gather up the bodies.
August 17, 1994 |
From the bed of a pickup truck in the red mud of an African hilltop, one enemy reached out to another Tuesday in a desperate overture to save what is left of a nation. Here in a "safe zone" of Rwanda, protected by French marines, a delegation from the nation's new government stood before thousands of followers of the defeated old government. Their message: Don't flee. Don't create another refugee crisis for the world. Don't be afraid. Rebuild Rwanda. About 1.
August 15, 1994 |
Three ministers of the new Tutsi-led Rwandan government paid an unprecedented visit to the French protected "safe zone" in southwest Rwanda on Sunday to tell frightened Hutu refugees it was safe to return home. But their emotional appeal was met with skepticism and outright hostility by the refugees, even as French protectors vowed to pull out of the zone by a scheduled Aug. 22 deadline.
August 10, 1994 |
Defeated and bitter Rwandan army soldiers have begun killing some of their own people to stop them from returning home. And if that were not misery enough for the 900,000 refugees here, an outbreak of yet another killer disease has begun--a mysterious fever that is suspected to be typhus. U.N. relief officials said Tuesday they have confirmed that a refugee was beaten to death at a nearby camp after urging his countrymen to return home to Rwanda.