Then Rwandan vice-president President Paul Kagame, the Tutsi-led RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) commander, in Kigali. July 20, 1994 (AFP / ALEXANDER JOE)
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali said Tuesday, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.Ties between Kigali and Paris had been on the mend until 2014 when Kagame repeated accusations that French soldiers were both accomplices and "actors" in the bloodbath.The stormy relationship took an even worse turn when the French judiciary decided in October 2016 to re-open an investigation into the shooting down of former president Juvenal Habyarimana's plane, which triggered 100 days of meticulously planned slaughter.
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