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Major Rwandan Genocide Fugitive Arrested

One of Africa's most wanted fugitives was arrested Monday for his alleged role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Ildephonse Nizeyimana.

Idelphonse Nizeyimana, who was one of Africa's most-wanted fugitives for his alleged role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, is now in UN custody. AP Photo/U.S. Department of State hide caption

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Idelphonse Nizeyimana was arrested Monday at a hotel in Kampala, Uganda. A senior Rwandan army officer at the time of the massacre, he was accused of ordering the extermination of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

He's also been charged with having his troops kill the former queen of Rwandan, Rosalie Gicanda, an important figure for Tutsis.

Nizeyimana has also been implicated in the violence in eastern Congo, where former members of the Rwandan military have been responsible for atrocities against civilians.

Under indictment by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Nizeyimana was transferred to the UN detention in Arusha, Tanzania.

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