Anniversary of end of genocide in Rwanda

To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, on 7th April the President, H. E. Paul Kagame, lit a torch in memory of the victims. The torch will remain lit for one hundred days, the time that the massacre lasted.

In the presence of various African leaders and special guests from other continents, Kagame lit the torch that marked the end of the genocide, the massacre in which 800,000 Tutsi died.

2019 is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the genocide, known locally as Kwibuka25.

The genocide and the civil war in Rwanda ended on 4th July 1994, with the triumph of the Rwandan Patriotic Front led by Kagame.

A quarter of a century later, Rwanda is a relatively stable country, with a long period of economic growth, but it is still making efforts to deal with the aftermath of the largest ethnic cleaning in the history of modern Africa.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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