This collection consists of documents concerning peace negotiations between the government of Rwanda and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) to end the Rwandan Civil War that began in October 1990 when the RPF invaded Rwanda from neighboring Uganda. The collection begins in April 1992 with the announcement by Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana of a new multiparty transition government and concludes with the signing of the Arusha Accords in Arusha, Tanzania in August 1993.
Tranche I – this part of the collection concerns the establishment of peace negotiations and the first four rounds of talks between the government of Rwanda and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) to end the civil war in Rwanda.
Tranche II – this part of the collection includes material relating to the conditions in Rwanda during peace negotiations between the government of Rwanda and the RPF and documents concerning the role of the international community, including the United States.
Tranche III – this part of the collection includes documents on French security concerns for Rwanda and the role of the Organization for African Unity (OAU) and the United Nations (UN) as peace negotiations continue. This tranche also includes documents concerning discussions on a possible peacekeeping force for Rwanda.