Felicien Kabuga: The Most Wanted Man in Africa
The most wanted man in Africa is accused of being the driving force behind one of the worst genocides in human history.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is seeking Kabuga for “serious offences under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, crimes against humanity and genocide,” in connection with the massacre of over 800,000 Rwanda men woman and children in 100 days of terror in 1994.
The rich businessman is accused of bankrolling the Hutu militias that committed the murders. Kabuga owned also the majority of shares in a local radio station (RTLM) which propagated extremist ideology and incited violence against the Tutsi population of Rwanda. He is also accused of having provided weapons, uniforms and transportation that assisted the militias and made massive purchases of machetes and hoes that were used as weapons.
Kabuga fled Rwanda and was believed to be elsewhere in Africa, possibly Kenya.
Rwanda says that they no longer believe Kabuga is in Kenya. (Rwanda says genocide fugitive Kabuga “not in Kenya”).