A report by the General Directorate of External Security, France’s foreign intelligence agency, confirmed that the French intelligence had long tried to alert Paris of French mercenaries’ role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
However, a report by “Stay Alive” group confirmed that the mercenaries were backed by the French authorities.
Titled “The Invisible Mercenaries,” the report dealt with some written notes by the General Directorate of External Security from May to July 1994.
The report is a series of documents published following the Duclert Commission report on France’s role in recognition in the Rwandan genocide between 1990 and 1994.
The Duclert Commission report, published in April 2021, concluded that France was “significantly responsible” for the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
The report also pointed to France’s suspicious dealings with its allies, who are explicitly accused of crimes against humanity.
The Rwandan army, backed by France, was involved in war crimes against the Tutsi minority. Nearly a million of people were killed in just 3 months by the French-backed army.
The report sheds light on the small African country where French mercenaries arrived to provide support to those responsible for the massacres, after they started losing the battle in the face of the rebels.
The report stresses France’s direct involvement in the Rwandan genocide in 1994, but the General Directorate of External Security clearly proved some insinuations that could have been denied before.
In a document dated to June 17, 1994, the French intelligence had provided about 50 tons of ammunition and weapons to the Rwandan government forces who were, at the same time, targeting the Tutsi minority.
This clearly indicates France’s constant involvement in provoking unrest and riots in its ex-colonies whenever their people revolt against its allies, with the aim of protecting its interests.