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It Shall be Called a Plane Crash

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa


In Chapter 6, Philpot discusses the April 6th 1994 assassinations of two African presidents, Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi, looking at how these assassinations were addressed as well as how the international community refused to conduct an investigation into them. Philpot scrutinizes the treatments of these assassinations, drawing comparisons to how political assassinations have been handled in the West. He also looks at the consequences that this lack of action had on the region; this region fell into crisis.



Robin Philpot

Robin Philpot is a Montreal writer, translator, and publisher. He has written six books in French and is co-author of A People’s History of Quebec.