La Nuit rwandaise, an annual review and website on France’s involvement in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda.— La Nuit rwandaise
In 1994, in Rwanda, in the heart of Africa, the political power and the army undertook the extermination of a part of the population on an “ethnic” basis: it was the genocide of the Tutsis of Rwanda, the last genocide of the 20th century.
The genocide of the Tutsis – men, women and children – would not have been possible without the support of the international community – and in particular of Belgium and France – for the racist regime that planned, organised and supervised the extermination of more than a million people in the presence of cameras from all over the world.
La Nuit rwandaise is a committed magazine that demands reparations for the survivors and the trial of non-Rwandan accomplices – French and others – of the genocidal forces (the latter have already been tried, in Rwanda or by the ICTR, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania): to put an end to impunity.
France – its army, its diplomacy, its banks – was particularly notable for its continued support for the genocidaires, before, during and even after the genocide, when the French army exfiltrated them into neighbouring Congo (Operation Turquoise), where they reorganised themselves under the name of FDLR, They are still involved in the destabilisation of the Congo, particularly Kivu, by extorting money from the population, raping Congolese women on a massive scale and recruiting child soldiers.
La Nuit rwandaise, a review of French involvement in the last genocide of the 20th century, provides an annual update on the state of knowledge of French involvement – military, political, financial, diplomatic – in the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda.
“We hope to make this site, like the journal, a working tool, useful to all those who are striving and will strive to continue what was the work of Jean-Paul Gouteux, to shed light on the French involvement in the genocide.La Nuit rwandaise
Those who wish to take part in this process should send us their own writings, their reviews and analyses of books, as well as any documents.
We will endeavour to bring together all these contributions, while trying to keep alive the rigorous and uncompromising spirit that guided Jean-Paul Gouteux’s work.
2013: upgrade to Spip 3.0
2016: use of Suwedi Template
We redesigned the website graphics (using the colour of the last issue) for the release of issue 3 on 7 April 2009.
Creation and implementation of a newsletter, Facebook page and Twitter account.
We took the opportunity to upgrade the CMS solution from Spip 1.9 to Spip 2.0.