Silent Accomplice: The Untold Story of France's Role in the Rwandan Genocide
The massacre of 1 million Rwandan Tutsis by ethnic Hutus in 1994 has become a symbol of the international community's helplessness in the face of human rights atrocities. It is assumed that the West was well-intentioned, but ultimately ineffectual. But as Andrew Wallis reveals in this shocking book, one country - France - was secretly providing military, financial and diplomatic support to the genocidaires all along. Based on new interviews with key players and eye-witnesses, and previously unreleased documents, Wallis's' book tells a story which many have suspected, but never seen set out before. France, Wallis discovers, was keen to defend its influence in Africa, even if it meant complicity in genocide, for as French President Francois Mitterrand once said: "in countries like that, genocide is not so important". Wallis's riveting expose of the French role in one of the darkest chapters of human history will provoke furious debate, denials, and outrage.
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This is a shocking account of the disregard the French government under Mitterrand showed towards African lives. Well referenced, this describes how sections of the administration supported those responsible for the premeditated genocide of Rwandan Tutsis, despite being fully aware of the consequences. It is a terrible indictment of how personal cronyism, corruption and basic, petty Anglophobia still contribute to the direction of modern-day French foreign policy making. Another reviewer suggests that the author adopts an anti-French tone and to some extent this is evident, but in my opinion it would be difficult to document these events without doing so. I also observed problems with the consistency of the chronology in the earlier chapters. I highly recommend this book as it is, on the whole, well-written and the subject matter does not appear to be covered in similar detail in any other English language title.
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An extremely damning book on the role of France in the genocide of nearly a million people in Rwanda. In some ways the author is making connections that you could make with nearly any major power ... Read full review
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