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Rwanda’s Intervention in Zaire?
By Frank Smyth, November 3, 1996, Jane's Intelligence Review

The ADFL and the RPA share a community of interest as well as experience. Both represent Tutsi minorities who have suffered under majority rule in their respective countries. Each of their leaders has also long been involved in a guerrilla struggle.

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Many Tutsis Are Strangers in Their Own Homeland
By Frank Smyth, August 30, 1996, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Most of Rwanda’s new Tutsis hardly know the country they call their homeland. After Hutus first seized power in Rwanda during the early 1960s amid the region’s transition to independence (in Burundi, the Tutsis never lost power), more than 150,000 Tutsis fled to Uganda and other countries. There they eventually grew to more than 1 million.

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Central African Conflict: Rwanda and Burundi Sink into Abyss of a Long War
By Frank Smyth, August 30, 1996, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

NYAMIAGABE, Rwanda – Recent killings by Hutu rebels in Rwanda and Burundi, and retaliatory attacks by the Tutsi-dominated army in each country indicate that the…

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Tutsis, Hutus Oppose Increased International Presence
By Frank Smyth, August 30, 1996, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Nyamiagbe, Rwanda — How to curb the violence in Rwanda and Burundi is the question facing the United Nations Security Council and others. No one has offered a viable plan. The two countries have been fighting civil wars since the early 1990s but have been involved in internecine warfare for centuries. For Burundi, the Security

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Grim Testimony from the Dead of Two Years Ago
By Frank Smyth, August 30, 1996, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

NYAMIAGABE, Rwanda – Sights, sounds and even the smell of violence frequently remain etched in memory long after they have occurred. The stench of rotting cadavers will stay with you a good while after you’ve…

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People in the Mist
By Frank Smyth, January 3, 1995, Escape

Well over six feet tall, Louis Nzeyimana has long arms and legs, a strong build and high cheekbones. A veterinary scientist who worked with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas until the country imploded in April, Nzeyimana is an obvious Tutsi, like the vast majority of the 300,000 to 500,000 Rwandans killed in recent months…

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Arming Genocide in Rwanda
By Stephen D. Goose & Frank Smyth, September 3, 1994, Foreign Affairs

Rwanda is only the latest example of what can happen when small arms and light weapons are sold to a country plagued by ethnic, religious, or nationalist strife. In today’s wars such weapons are responsible for most of the killings of civilians and combatants. They are used…

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