France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide
A picture taken on April 30, 2018, shows collected victims' bones and skulls from a newly discovered pit which was used as mass grave during 1994 Rwandan genocide and hidden under a house at the local administration office in Kabuga, the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda. (AFP)
Updated 26 December 2018

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide
  • French judges have dropped their long-running investigation into the deadly 1994 attack
  • The probe has been a major source of tension between the two countries

PARIS: French judges have dropped their long-running investigation into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday.
The probe has been a major source of tension between the two countries after seven people close to current Rwandan President Paul Kagame were charged in the French probe.