EDITORIAL: Another Rwandan fugitive found in France; expose their accomplices | New times


The news barely had time to sink as Africa has once again lost a grown son in the person of former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa.

The news was announced by President John Pombe Magufuli on television in the evening without giving further details other than that President Mkapa died in the hospital where he was being treated.

He was a great statesman who will surely be missed by many, especially the warring parties in Burundi and Kenya where he helped negotiate peace.

Just as the late Mkapa will leave behind a legacy of peacemaking, France on the other hand finds itself once again on the wrong side of history, in particular to be a refuge for genocide suspects and senior officials of the FDLR militias who made attacks. ravages. in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than two decades.

The latest is that a French press house uncovered the hiding place in France of one of the main instigators of the Rwandan tragedy, Colonel Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who left a trail of blood miles long. , from Kigali to the jungles of the Congo.

He lives peacefully in the city of Orleans in the heart of France, barely two months after another wanted fugitive, Félicien Kabuga, was arrested in Asnières-sur-Seine near Paris after more than two decades on the run.

So what do the above and many other cases tell us? That someone somewhere in the French establishment – certainly the security services – went to great lengths to cover the traces of the fugitives.

How else to explain that the members of a terrorist organization operate in France with complete impunity? There is more than what you see.

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