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Vol 55 No 8

Published 18th April 2014


Rwanda

Kagame mourns – and warns

The 20th commemoration of the genocide of 1994 found the President uncompromising towards France and others he sees as enemies

President Paul Kagame's keynote speech at the Amahoro Stadium on 7 April urged everyone to face up to their responsibilities, since 'the people who planned and carried out the genocide were Rwandans but the history and root causes go beyond this country'. The plea for reconciliation then switched to an attack on France: 'And no country is powerful enough, even when they think that they are, to change the facts. After all, les faits sont têtus (facts are stubborn)'.

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