Rwanda genocide survivor urges "unity and love"

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Immaculée Ilibagiza. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A woman who survived the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has urged people to demonstrate "unity and love" at a meeting at the United Nations.

Around 800,000 people perished in Rwanda over a period of 100 days in one of the worst cases of mass killings in modern times

Immaculée Ilibagiza participated in the launch at the UN of a series of events called "Kwibuka 20" to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide.

"Kwibuka" means "remember" in Kinyarwanda…Rwanda's national language.

Cristian Silveiro asked Ms. Ilibagiza, a genocide survivor and author, what her massage was to the gathering.

Duration: 2'26"

 

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