Wednesday, May 29th

Last update06:31:28 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Rwanda's president leads genocide commemoration 30 years on

Rwanda's president leads genocide commemoration 30 years on

E-mail Print PDF
Rwanda genocide 30 years on

Rwanda has begun 100 days of commemorations to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, in which 800,000 people, most of them from the Tutsi ethnic group, were massacred by Hutu militias.

Sunday marks the start of Kwibuka 30 (Remembrance), the sombre 30th commemoration of the genocide, which began on 7 April 1994.

At the Kigali Genocide Memorial, President Paul Kagame – whose Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebel army helped to stop the massacres – will deliver a speech and light a flame of remembrance, with some foreign dignitaries in attendance.

They will lay wreaths on the memorial's mass graves, where more than 250,000 victims are believed to be buried.

This year's anniversary marks an important date for Rwanda, according to Phil Clark, professor of international politics at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, who specialises in post-conflict issues.


Most Recent Related Stories...

‘Nothing justifies what we have witnessed here’: the doctors returning home from Gaza

Doctors return from GazaJust a few days after arriving at a hospital outside Rafah in the Gaza Strip, Dr...

How Oregon’s right-to-die law has inspired other US states and countries

Oregon's civil rights law inspired others It’s three decades since Ann Jackson voted against the first assisted-dying law in the world. But after...

After ‘whites only’ job posting, tech staffing firm settles with DOJ, Labor

Whites only job post A job posting that included race and citizenship requirements — and the stipulation, “Don’t share with...

'Bridgerton' Star Nicola Coughlan Speaks Out About Wearing A Cease-Fire Pin

Nicola Coughlan wears cease fire buttonActor Nicola Coughlan explained why she’s been wearing a pin while promoting Season 3 of “Bridgerton”...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!