Bush pledges assistance to Rwanda for 1994 genocide investigations

[JURIST] President Bush Wednesday pledged to aid the Rwandan government in apprehending individuals involved in the 1994 genocide [BBC backgrounder] during a meeting [transcript] with Rwandan President Paul Kagame [official website; BBC profile] at the White House. Bush also offered to reimburse Rwanda for sending some of its troops to help quell the conflict in Darfur [JURIST news archive], where what the administration claims is another genocide has already caused the deaths of about 180,000 people.

Bush commended Kagame for his work rebuilding Rwanda and compared the reconciliation moves by the Rwandan president to the plans Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki [BBC profile] has for his own country. AP has more.



 

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