Rwandans prepare to mark 20th anniversary of genocide

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Rwanda genocide

Rwandans around the world are preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide in their country in which around 800,000 people were killed.

The massacres in 1994 were carried out by militia and Government forces over a period of just 100 days.

The United Nations is remembering the genocide through "Kwibuka 20," a series of events to encourage people across the world to honour the dead but also to find ways to build reconciliation and a stronger future for Rwanda.

Jean-Baptise Rudatsikira, President of the Rwandan Community in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut attended the launch of "Kwibuka 20,"…which means "remember" in Kinyarwanda…Rwanda's national language.

Daniel Dickinson asked him about the significance of marking the anniversary.

Duration: 3'43"

 

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