Rwandans in Botswana Mark 20th Commemoration of Genocide

By Kwezi Patrick
On 27 April 2014 at 03:42

The Rwandan Community in Botswana on Saturday April 26 marked the 20th commemoration of the genocide against ethnic Tutsi that claimed over a million lives.
Ambassador Vincent Karega officiated at the kwibuka 20 commemoration organised by the Rwandan community based in Botswana.
The commemoration event was also attended by Diplomats, Academia and officials from Botswana Government and over 90 people.
Professor Boloane from Botswana university highlighted historical facts most related to (...)

The Rwandan Community in Botswana on Saturday April 26 marked the 20th commemoration of the genocide against ethnic Tutsi that claimed over a million lives.

Ambassador Vincent Karega officiated at the kwibuka 20 commemoration organised by the Rwandan community based in Botswana.

The commemoration event was also attended by Diplomats, Academia and officials from Botswana Government and over 90 people.

Professor Boloane from Botswana university highlighted historical facts most related to colonial times making the root causes of discrimination and demonisation that led to genocide ideology.

Both the Chairperson Cheikh Hassan of the Rwandan community and HE Karega emphasized the theme and the necessity to remember but also work hard for a better future.

The representative of Botswana Government Mr Kelapile, Africa Director in International relations ministry concluded in line with the never again elsewhere and expressed Botswana encouragements for Rwanda progress after the heinous genocide.

The ceremony was quite educating for many as testimonies and films on genocide helped to understand what exactly happened in the genocide and the reconciliation process. He pledged Botswana partnership with Rwanda where appropriate.


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