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Police Arrests Africa’s Most Wanted Man

One of Africa’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested outside Paris, France, according to Daily Mail. 

Felicien Kabuga, 84, was said to have been strongly involved in Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide.

Kabuga, who had a £4m bounty on his head, had been accused of equipping ethnic Hutu extremists in the 100-day genocide that massacred more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Kabuga played a key role in financing the massacre of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis in 1994, after which he fled to Switzerland, DR Congo and Kenya.

The 84-year-old businessman was said to have imported tens of thousands of machetes used in perpetrating crimes in the 1990s.

In 1997, he was charged with seven counts of genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide and attempted genocide.

The arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), created by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) reported that Kabuga, one of the most wanted fugitives from the 1994 genocide was arrested on Saturday and expected to be transferred to the Netherlands, where he’ll appear before the International Court of Justice in The Hague.


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