Fifi added: "If my child is not registered they might call him Interhamwe
(Rwandan militias) or a rebel, a foreigner in this land.
El 18 de enero de 1997, este fotografo de la Agencia Cover, era asesinado en Ruanda junto a dos cooperantes espanoles por un grupo de guerrilleros "interhamwe
", extremistas hutus, cuando trabajaba como voluntario para la ONG Medicos del Mundo.
It was later revealed that the team in question was a JCET [Joint Combined Exchange Training] unit that was sent to Rwanda to help the Rwandans to 'defeat ex-FAR (Rwandan Armed Forces) and Interhamwe
Over the past 14 years, the former Rwandese armed forces and the Interhamwe
militia used eastern Congo as safe haven and carried out many attacks inside Rwanda and against Congolese civilians.
Selon David Eaton, les grandes puissances (la France et les Etats-Unis) avaient beaucoup d'interets a gagner dans cette guerre [guerre congolaise] et les parties engagees beneficiaient de leur soutien et de l'appui non seulement des troupes de l'ancienne armee tchadienne, des mercenaires sud-africains et serbes, mais aussi des milices interhamwe
hutu rwandais et des elements des anciennes Forces armees zairoises de Mobutu (Eaton 2006: 64).
, for example, was one such safeguard that formed during these years.
It participated in "civic reeducation" aimed at former Interhamwe
members or other demobilized soldiers by providing courses.
Political tension, civil war and interethnic conflict was exacerbated in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, followed by the presence of ex-Rwandan Forces and Interhamwe
militias in Eastern DRC.
The assertion that the Rwandan genocide seemed like a drive-by shooting is not used to describe how the Interhamwe
rolled down the streets of Kigali in a tricked-out 1987 Chevy Caprice, indiscriminately killing Tutsi bystanders.
In 1994, he was 16 when a band of children from the Interhamwe
Militia attacked his village and made him kill his four nephews with a hoe and throw their bodies into a ditch filled with his neighbors.
(123) Dressed in military fatigues, she and her son, Shalom, a prominent member of the Interhamwe
, set up a roadblock near her residence in Butare.