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Minister calls for concerted efforts to shun Genocide ideology

By IGIHE
On 7 June 2021 at 10:50

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta has called on Rwandans to stand united against propagandists denying and trivializing the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

He made the call on Sunday 6th June 2021 during a live conversation on the fight against genocide denial with the Rwandan community abroad aired aired on RBA.

The talk was held at a time when Rwanda is commemorating the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi for the 27th time which took lives of over 1 million innocent Tutsi killed for innate personality.

Despite the fact that different measures have been put in place to depict the truth, propagandists continue to fuel Genocide ideology, misinterpret history and distort facts claiming that Genocide took lives of 800,000.

They also claim that the shooting of the plane of former President Juvenal Babyarimana was the trigger of Genocide yet there are evidences proving that it was a result of long-term plan to exterminate Tutsi.

The situation raises alarm considering the fact that propagandists are currently using social media to mislead and spread destructive ideologies among the youth constituting 70% of Rwanda’s population.

Appearing in RBA talk show, Minister Biruta called for concerted efforts to shun all forms of Genocide ideology.

“We should raise voices and counteract them whatever platforms they are using,” he said.

“Genocide ideology still exists and might continue in the days to come. However, it can be devised if we concert efforts and make it our concern. Everyone has a part to play along the journey. The Government, different organizations will also play their part,” added Dr. Biruta.

He urged Rwandans to use all possible platforms to tell the truth of what happened and take legal action where necessary.

The State Minister in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, Edouard Bamporiki stressed that the journey of stopping Genocide and rebuilding the country is a good legacy to the youth and urged them to consolidate gains.


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