United Nations Security Council, early April 1994 saw a sharp disagreement between the United States and the non-permanent members of the council over UNAMIR.
Despite a classified February Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analysis predicting half a million deaths if the Arusha process failed, the U. was attempting to reduce its international commitments in the wake of the Somalia debacle and lobbied to end the mission.
Shortly before pm local time ( pm UTC), the presidential jet circled once around Kigali International Airport before coming in for final approach in clear skies.
The attempt to overthrow the government failed, though the RPF was able to maintain control of a border region.
As it became clear that the war had reached a stalemate, the sides began peace negotiations in May 1992, which resulted in the signing in August 1993 of the Arusha Accords to create a power-sharing government.
The assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi on the evening of April 6, 1994, was the catalyst for the Rwandan Genocide.
The airplane carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down as it prepared to land in Kigali, Rwanda.
The security situation deteriorated throughout 1993. Armed Hutu militias attacked Tutsis throughout the country, while high-ranking adherents of Hutu Power began to consider how the security forces might be turned to genocide.
In February 1994, Roméo Dallaire, the head of the military force attached to the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR), which had been sent to observe the implementation of the Arusha Accords, informed his superiors, "Time does seem to be running out for political discussions, as any spark on the security side could have catastrophic consequences.On the return trip that evening he was joined by Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira, and a couple of his ministers, who preferred the faster Dassault Falcon 50 that the French government had given to Habyarimana over Ntaryamira's own presidential plane.According to interim Prime Minister Jean Kambanda's testimony to the ICTR, President Mobutu Sese Seko of neighboring Zaire (now DRC) had warned Habyarimana not to go to Dar-es-Salaam on April 6.This officer immediately radioed his company commander, who confirmed with the operational control tower that the plane was the presidential aircraft.You know, its engine sound was different from other planes; that is, the president's engine's sound ...In 1990, the Rwandan Civil War began when the Rwandan Patriotic Front, dominated by the Tutsi ethnic group, invaded northern Rwanda from Uganda.