7 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Rwandan President Paul Kagame assured this Friday during a commemoration speech to the victims of the 1994 Raunda genocide that the international community “turned its back” on the country during the indiscriminate killings that killed thousands of people.
“I remember in times of need, when we needed all the help we could get, the world turned its back on us. The message was ‘you are alone’ so we had to learn to be alone and I think we’ve learned enough already.” has affirmed for the 29th anniversary of the 1994 genocide.
In addition, Kagame has warned that the denial of genocide is “a dangerous and deliberate attempt to block knowledge of the truth.” “We must fight against the revisionists and the ideologues because this is easily transmitted from generation to generation and this is how history repeats itself”, he has sentenced.
In this sense, Kagame has reiterated that “violence and hate speech persist not far from here, in a veiled reference to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “You can also see the same indifference today that we saw in 1994,” he added. , as collected by the newspaper ‘The New Times’.
Rwanda has repeatedly accused the Democratic Republic of the Congo of supporting the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a rebel armed group founded and composed mainly of Hutus responsible for the 1994 genocide in North Kivu, in the context of the conflict in North Kivu. Rwanda.
Some 800,000 Rwandans, the vast majority of them Tutsi and moderate Hutus, were killed by Hutu extremists over nearly three months in 1994. Mass graves are still being discovered today, especially since convicts who have served their sentences have provided information about the place where they buried or abandoned their victims.