RWANDA . . . COALITION GROWS, FRANCE SHRINKS

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Tutsi-led rebels appeared to have secured their grip on Rwanda. In the capital, Kigali, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) worked to set up a multiethnic government to rival the Hutu-dominated government, whose officials fled to a corner of the Central African country. U.S. State Department sources told TIME Washington correspondent Ann Simmons that the RPF decided to set up a coalition government because the rebels don't have the numerical strength to run the country alone. "But not everyone's going to take too kindly to it," Simmons added. "A lot of Tutsi have had their families killed, and they want revenge." Support for France's Operation Turquoise intervention plan, meanwhile, is fast eroding at home, and French troops are reportedly junking any plans to slow the RPF's takeover.parpar