blogenlust
8.17.2004

Burundi Massacre


Have you heard about this?
WASHINGTON - The State Department on Monday condemned a massacre at a U.N.-run refugee camp in Burundi and called for a prompt U.N. investigation. At least 163 Congolese Tutsis were killed Friday at the camp at Gatumba. The State Department said the National Liberation Front of the Party for the Liberation of the Hutu People participated in the "vicious attack" on vulnerable refugees, many of them women and children. The department said authorities in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (news - web sites) should help identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Ethnic conflicts have killed millions of people over the past decade in central Africa.
Horrible.