Black box found

The French government has obtained the black box of President Juvenal Habyarimana's aircraft believed to have been shot down on 6 April, according to the daily Le Monde, writes Richard Dowden.

The plane, a French-made Falcon 50, was a gift to the former president from France. After his death his supporters began massacring Tutsis and anyone known to support a political deal with the mainly Tutsi RPF rebels.

The black box should enable experts to determine the cause of the crash and judge from the direction of the missile that hit it who was responsible for the attack. At the time UN troops in Kigali were prevented by the presidential guard from approaching the wreckage.