Suspected financier of the Rwandan genocide arrested in France

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French police have arrested the alleged financier of the Rwandan genocide, while a sweep of an apartment near Paris ended a manhunt that lasted more than two decades.

Félicien Kabuga was one of the wealthiest men in Rwanda at the time of the 1994 genocide. He is said to have financed the infamous Interahamwe, a Hutu militia that killed thousands of Tutsis in four months, which remains one of the moments the darkest in African postcolonial history. Some 800,000 men, women and children died, many of whom were killed with machetes and …

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