Africa: Exodus From Rwanda

The fighting seems to be over. But the wholesale flight of Hutu foreshadows new and different tragedies.

The crossing gates at the Zaire border town of Goma were thrown open last week. No visas were required for entry. So there was no official count of the number of ragged, terrified people who passed through from the Rwandan side of the boundary. But the numbers were high, hopelessly high -- in the first few hours, as many as lived in the town itself. By the end of the first day, it seemed as though a fugitive city had squeezed in. By the end of the second, student Thierry Thabo Asumani, 23, observed that it was larger still. "A country...

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