Head of Interahamwe Surrenders
The leader of a rebel group that includes fighters who participated in Rwandaâs 1994 genocide has surrendered to Rwandan government forces. Maj. Gen. Paul Rwarakabije, commander of the rebel Army for the Liberation of Rwanda, and 103 of his fighters surrendered to Rwandan government forces on Friday. ``We see clearly that the use of a gun is not the best solution,ââ Rwarakabije said after arriving in Kigali on Saturday aboard a Rwandan army helicopter. ``We have now decided that we can use peaceful means to solve any outstanding issues.ââ
"Such as your extermination"
The surrender followed secret negotiations between the Rwandan army and the Congo-based rebel group, which includes ethnic Hutu fighters called the Interahamwe. Those fighters have been implicated in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed more than 500,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
Posted by: Paul Moloney 2003-11-17