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Rwanda: Commemorating a 14-Year-Old Genocide

April 7th marked the 14th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and was an official day of remembrance in Rwanda. At Pour Une Afrique Plus Ambitieuse et Volontaire Ravel Thombet wrote [Fr]: “Rwandan youth should free itself of this heavy heritage, born of human stupidity… In my upcoming book Interrogations Troublantes [Troubling Interrogations], I try to understand the why and how of this … sudden and unexplainable animosity…this avoidable genocide.”

3 comments

  • Anonymous

    no offense ma’am, but if you really cared about the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide you would have done your research and found out that it’s not been 14 years, but [fill in the gaps] years.

  • Hello Alice,
    It is sad to remember all that happend,it is good that recociliation and justice has brought back the love and trust between the two tribes, in nigeria we witnessed lots of religious crisis motivated by some bad, self-centered leaders. But one thing brought us back together,which was tolerance,literacy, and the love of one another as people with same objectives.
    Ibrahim Umar
    Kano,Nigeria

  • Joel kinani

    Alice, C’est bien de faire une recherche sur cette tragedie Rwandaise. Il vous faut du temps, surtout sur le lieu des crimes,et commencer par comrendre l’histoire du pays en long et en large. J’espere que tu fairas une analyse impartiale contrairement a jean Bourgiere and Mereles qui ne sont que des negationistes qui cashent les coupables et prenent les victimes et heros rwandas commes bouc emmissaires. Que ton travail apporte lumiere te verite au monde entier.
    Courrage et bon travail.

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