France bears significant responsibility for Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, as it facilitated former President Juvenal Habyarimana’s regime in the massacre of more than 800,000 people, according to a report commissioned by the Rwandan government.

French officials armed, advised, trained and protected the Rwandan government in the 100-day mass atrocity from which the nation is still trying to recover, according to the report. Former President Francois Mitterrand was “chiefly responsible” for his government’s actions in the four years leading to the killings...

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