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Vol 55 No 8

Published 18th April 2014


Rwanda

Militant remembrance

Formally entitled 'Kwibuka 20' (we remember), with the motto 'Remember, Unite, Renew', the concerns of the present were never far away from the commemoration of the past. That genocide should happen 'never again' was a challenge to guests from countries where conflict with ethnic implications is currently under way. For others, the event affirmed and consolidated President Paul Kagame's rule. As he confirmed his determination to stay on his current course, the thoughts of some turned to 2017. By then, the constitution will have been changed to allow him to stand again for President or else he will step down, a prospect that at this point looks unlikely.

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