“Remembering is about being aware of the truth of our history, that it’s our history and that we must remain united. This will be the foundation of rebuilding Rwanda and moving forward,”
H.E Paul Kagame - President of the Republic of Rwanda at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
April 7th 2018
Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts Kwibuka24 Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi
The Kigali Genocide Memorial hosted the 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In an event attended by more than 300 guests including survivors and international dignitaries, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame laid a wreath at the burial place where more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide are laid to rest. The President then lit the Flame of Remembrance, Urumuri Rutazima, marking the beginning of 100 days of mourning.
Watch the full speech below
For highlights of the Kwibuka 24 event watch the video below