20 – 22 February 1993
Fresh massacres of Tutsi by CDR and MRND militias in Gisenyi, Ruhengeri, Kibuye and Byumba prefectures.
8 – 20 February 1993
The RPF relaunches a military offensive. The FAR retreat. The RPF stops at Shyorongi at the entrance of Kigali.
21 January 1993
Violent demonstrations by MRND and CDR, massacres against Tutsi start again. Arusha negotiations are suspended.
8 January 1993
Colonel Théoneste Bagosora, a Rwandan military officer, leaves Arusha saying : “I am returning to Kigali to prepare the Tutsi apocalypse”
Jean Carbonare, Chairman of an international commission of enquiry, says that he saw French instructors at the Bigogwe camp, where “truckloads of civilians were being brought. They were tortured and killed”.
22 November 1992
Léon Mugesera, senior member of the MRND, declares in Kabaya (Gisenyi) that: “As for you, Tutsis, you cockroaches. Let me tell you that your country is Ethiopia, and we will be sending you there soon on the express through Nyabarongo. This time, we must also get rid of the children”.
President Habyarimana’s MRND forms the Interahamwe militia group.
9 March 1992
RFI interviews Antonia Locatelli, an Italian witness to the massacres of Tutsi in Bugesera. That evening she is murdered by gendarmes.
3 March 1992
Comminiqué read on Radio Rwanda inciting people to kill. Over 500 Tutsi are killed in Bugesera.
14-15 January 1992
At a meeting in Paris between RPF emissaries and the French Government, Paul Dijoud tells the RPF delegation: “If you don’t stop the fighting, even if you take over the country, you won’t find your brothers and families, because they would all have been slaughtered”.