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French Institution develops curricula denying the Genocide against Tutsis

Published on 19-12-2013 - at 02:22' by Ange de la Victoire & Karirima N.


With sadness Ibuka

France is protesting against erroneous curricula regarding Rwandan History Chapter where French Establishment CNED misrepresents the history of genocide against the Tutsi.

According to CNED, Tutsi committed genocide against the Hutu Ethnic group.

To protest this, Ibuka France has written an official letter to the French Minister of Education, Vincent Peillon, asking him to direct the CNED to correct the falsification of this episode of the history of Rwanda.

Ibuka France gave also a copy of the letter to President François Hollande and the Minister of Justice, Mrs Taubira.
The Letter starts as this “ It is with sadness and indignation that Ibuka France learned that the prestigious French institution CNED taught since last summer, around the world that the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 was committed by Tutsis against Hutus.”

Ibuka France has asked the French Minister of Education , Vincent Peillon, to order the: withdrawal from circulation the entire edition, publishing in a newspaper a statement announcing the withdrawal and set up in France , a complete educational history of genocide including the Genocide committed against Tutsi in 1994.
The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of ethnic Tutsis by ethnic Hutus that took place in 1994 in the East African state of Rwanda. Over the course of approximately 100 days (from the assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira on April 6 through mid-July) a million of Tutsis and moderate hutus were killed.

Glimpse on France role in 1994 Genocide

France has been a long time accused to play a significant role in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
In 2010, Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted that French "errors" had contributed to the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

President Nicolas Sarkozy at Kigali’s genocide Memorial CentreOn the first visit by a French leader to Rwanda for 25 years, Mr Sarkozy did not formally apologise. Nor did he accept allegations that France had played an active role in training and arming the Hutu militias and troops who led massacres of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

But he suggested that the entire international community – and France in particular – should accept that its response had been culpably weak.

Meanwhile in 1998, a French parliamentary investigation admitted that the late President François Mitterrand and the then centre-right government in France had been blinded by supposed French interests in the region into siding with radical, and eventually murderous, Hutu groups.

How far was Mitterrand’s Government involved in the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Rwandans?
In a column written by Linda Melvern, the author of Conspiracy to Murder: The Rwandan Genocide (Verso 2006), acknowledged that there is a remarkable television footage shot in the first days of the genocide in Rwanda. It shows a large room in the French Embassy in Kigali filled floor to ceiling with shredded documents.

This was probably the paper trail that might have revealed the depth of involvement between the Elysée Palace and the Hutu faction responsible for massacring hundreds of thousands of Tutsi and opposition Hutu.

Rwanda’s commission of inquiry published its findings into the role of France in the genocide of 1994.
The report - the fruit of two years’ work that includes the testimony of 638 witnesses, including survivors and perpetrators of genocide - is damning. It says that certain French politicians, diplomats and military leaders - including President François Mitterrand - were complicit in genocide.

The French authorities knowingly aided and abetted what happened by training Hutu militia and devising strategy for Rwanda’s armed forces.

Training and funding was also given to Rwandan intelligence services on how to establish a database later used to draw up a “kill list” of Tutsi.

The most shocking allegations come from survivors who allege that French soldiers participated in the massacres of Tutsi.

These soldiers were a part of Operation Turquoise, a French military intervention in June 1994, an ostensibly humanitarian mission that had the backing of the UN Security Council.
The Rwanda report directly contradicts an investigation by the French Senate, which reported in 1998 that France had in no way “incited or encouraged” the genocide.

But it also builds on the Senate’s work, which had revealed how some French actions had been “regrettable”, and “the threat of a possible genocide had been underestimated”.