President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique visits Kigali Genocide Memorial


On his three-day state visit in Rwanda, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay respects to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

President Nyusi started his visit with a wreath laying on the burial place where more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi have been laid to rest.

On this visit, President Nyusi was accompanied by Rwanda’s Minister of Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, Hon. Vincent Munyeshyaka, the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide, Dr Jean-Damascène Bizimana.

The President was guided through the memorial’s exhibitions by Honore Gatera, Director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial who explained more on the history of division in Rwanda, the causes, reality and consequences of the Genocide against the Tutsi and Rwanda’s efforts to foster a shared sense of national identity.