President Juvenal Habyarimana, First LadyAgathe, relatives and friends celebrating 50th Birthday at a Church in 1986
Late Rwandan President General Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira were assassinated on the evening of 6 April 1994. Their assassination was the catalyst for unprecedented ethnically based massacres. At the end of the massacres, millions of Rwandans, from Hutu, Tutsi and Twa ethnic groups were massacred. The assassination of the presidents and the massacres that followed set off a regional humanitarian catastrophe whose consequences are felt even today, 27 years later. Based on estimates from the NGOs, experts, and, most importantly, the United Nations, the assassination of Juvenal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira has led to more than 7 million deaths, so far.
The question however is not about the numbers. The major question is why no one, so far, has been held criminally and civilly accountable, except unassuming scapegoats to accomodate collective political correctness of the international community.