Daily Archives: June 8, 2012

Inquiry in the shooting of President Habyarimana’s plane: another failed squib!

By Patrick Mbeko

In recent days, debate on French involvement in the Rwandan genocide has been revived by the French newspaper La Libération with [apparently] the discovery, this in the archives of the United Nations, of a document indicating that the Rwandan army was in possession of 15 Mistral surface-to-air missiles of French origin, and SA-7 missiles of Soviet origin, before the attack against President Habyarimana’s plane which is regarded as the trigger of the Rwandan genocide. Continue reading


Patrick Mbeko reacts on ICC sentencing of Charles Taylor

As a committed activist for issues pertaining his native Democratic Republic of Congo, Patrick Mbeko, who lives in Canada and has recently published in French a book highlighting the role of that country in ongoing wars that have been ravaging the whole Central African region, does not miss opportunities to provide his views on other significant aspects that affect Africa. The following note that I took the freedom of translating from French was featured on his Facebook pages. It points on his understanding of the sentencing of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president. Continue reading