Agathon Rwasa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Agathon Rwasa
Personal details
Nationality Burundian
Political party National Liberation Forces

Agathon Rwasa is a Burundian politician and the leader of the National Liberation Forces (Forces pour la Libération Nationale, FNL). He was a Hutu militia leader during the Burundi Civil War.

Rwasa was reported to be a Born-again Christian.[1]

The FNL has also been accused of using hundreds of child soldiers, and for killing and maiming children.[2]

In September 2006 the FNL signed a peace deal with the government.[3]

In June 2010, Rwasa went into hiding, claiming he was facing arrest for allegedly destabilising the country following district elections. However, Burundi's attorney general stated that there is no warrant out for Rwasa.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Young lions of the African Century, ANC, 2004-08-20, accessed on 2007-07-07
  2. ^ Developments in Burundi, Office of the UN Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict, 2006-11-06
  3. ^ Burundi govt, FNL sign ceasefire agreement, SABC, 2006-09-07, accessed on 2007-07-07
  4. ^ Burundi opposition leader in hiding . English Al Jazeera. 30 June 2010.

External links[edit]