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African Union joins Rwandans in genocide commemoration

The African Union Commission (AUC) secretariat staff yesterday gathered at Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Speaking at the event, the AUC chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat expressed the commission’s solidarity with Rwandans during the commemoration.

“We mark our solidarity with Rwanda and its people, we note that this solidarity was sorely missing when it was highly needed,” he said.

“I would like to highlight why we are here today, let us all be driven by the imperative to remember to draw lessons from our failure to prevent the Genocide, but also to remain vigilant at all attempts of revisionism,” he urged.

Mahamat said that there is a need to unite in paying respect to the victims and express the solidarity with the survivors.

“There is urgency to renew our determination that never again shall we allow such tragedy to occur,” he said.

He said that currently, Rwanda has succeeded because it sought and picked solutions from challenges faced.

Mahamat hailed the government for efforts in making reconciliation possible.

“I would like to pay tribute to the Rwandan government and people for making reconciliation their motto and the unity of the country the remedy to hatred. Rwanda has succeeded beyond all expectations,” he noted.

At the event, they also lit a light of remembrance Source :Igihe

The Express News

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