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Rwanda Stage 2

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The Rwandan government and the Rwandan Patriotic Front signed the Arusha Peace Agreement.

June 1993 - April 1994


Rwanda

Attempts to find peace

On 22 June 1993, the United Nations Observer Mission Uganda-Rwanda was formed. Its goal was to ensure no outside military aid reached Rwanda to prevent further violence. Canada’s Major-General Roméo Dallaire was its Chief Military Observer. The CAF codenamed Canada’s involvement in this mission Operation LANCE.

Arusha Accords

On 4 August 1993, the Rwandan government and the Rwandan Patriotic Front signed the Arusha Peace Agreement. The purpose was to create a transitional government and national assembly. Tensions continued to build although both parties signed the agreement.

United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda

On 5 October 1993, the UN formed the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR). Its purpose was to help enforce the Arusha Peace Agreement. The CAF continued Operation LANCE and soon named Major-General Dallaire as its commander. Even with this new UN mission in place, the bad situation in Rwanda was about to turn into a nightmare.


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