Tanzania forces refugees back
Thursday 06 April 1995
Meanwhile, the UN special envoy for Burundi, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, launched a scathing attack on the Western press and the international community in general, saying they were pushing the country toward genocide. Mr Ould Abdallah said that by reporting Burundi as being on the verge of genocide - which he said is not the case - the press is fanning the flames of anger in the country.
"There is violence, there have been massacres, but to jump from that and report genocide is scandalous in a traumatised country," Ould Abdallah said.
He also lambasted the West for the plight of refugees seeking to cross the border into Tanzania and being shut out. He said the right channel would have been discreet negotiations with Tanzania rather than high-profile calls for it to reopen its border.
Radio Burundi said "armed gangs" - Hutu extremists - had killed six members of a Tutsi family on Tuesday in a village in the centre of the country, and that Tutsis had retaliated, killing 29 Hutus.
The US Ambassador, Robert Krueger, and other diplomatic and relief agency sources say soldiers of the Tutsi-dominated army and Tutsi militias massacred around 400 Hutus - mainly women and children - in north-eastern Burundi last week. Mr Krueger said around 150 Hutus were killed in Gasorwe by troops of the Tutsi-dominated army and Tutsi militias. The army denied the charges, saying troops killed about 20 Hutu guerrillas preying on the local population. A visit to Gasorwe showed it deserted, with the houses padlocked.
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
Two PAs cleared of fraud - and Nigella Lawson left reeling at 'ridiculous sideshow' of drug allegations and public dissection of her marriage to Charles Saatchi
Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow attends Justin Bieber Believe premiere
- 1 Bonuses for goals and top four finish as Luiz Suarez joins Premier League's top three earners
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police
- < Previous
- Next >
£50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Project Manage...
Negotiable: Capita Education Resourcing Permanent Team: Year 5 Teacher - Gilli...
£60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Business Analy...
£52000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Audit Supervisor...