April is the month of annual commemoration of the Rwandan genocide

April is the month of annual commemoration of the Rwandan genocide.

In 1994, a million Rwandans were slaughtered in just 3 months. During that year, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority. The genocide soon spread throughout the country.

Former Journalist, Pan Africanist & History Enthusiast Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy says April is a somber month for the Rwandan people. She says every year in April, Rwandans gather in prayer and ceremonies to commemorate the genocide of the Tutsis.

We call it the genocide of the Tutsis because the intention was to eliminate the Tutsi minority from Rwanda.

Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Former Journalist, Pan Africanist & History Enthusiast

Since 1994 Rwanda has recovered quite spectacularly. The country is now doing rather well economically. A lot of effort has been put in reconciliation.

Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy, Former Journalist, Pan Africanist & History Enthusiast

Listen to Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy's full Africa Report on Rwanda in the audio below:


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