SOUTH SUDAN / RWANDA LIBERATION DAY

05-Jul-2019 00:03:43
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) celebrated the 25th anniversary of Rwanda’s liberation on Thursday. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / RWANDA LIBERATION DAY
TRT: 3:43
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 04 JULY 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
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04 JULY 2019, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1. Various shots, drummers, dancers, and singers
2. Various shots, Janet Mutamuliza from audience watching and clapping
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Janet Mutamuliza, Rwandese Genocide Survivor/Business woman:
“It’s a great day for me. It’s a great day for us Rwandese, and especially it’s a great day for genocide survivors. It’s a day which we came from darkness to light.”
8. Med shot, Master of ceremony Celine
9. Wide shot, delegation of South Sudanese clergy and military officials at event
10. Wide shot, Rwandese civilians
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Captain Doctor Celine Kalingirwa, Rwandan Military:
“As the theme of the 25th Anniversary goes, that ‘together we prosper’, it shows this is what Rwandese used: unity through the development process. So, as African countries are trying to come together, they should unite so as to help each other to build their countries. When they are divided, it will be really hard for them, but with unity they will be able to go as far as Rwanda or Rwandese have come.”
12. Various shots, military personnel demonstrating the martial skills
13. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Brigadier General Eugene Nkubito, Rwandese Sector Juba Commander”
“We honour those who participated in the struggle for freedom and the restoration of dignity to our country and people and commit to continue to struggle to achieve prosperity for all. Ladies and gentlemen, the liberation we are celebrating today was occasioned by the determination to restore peace, dignity, full rights and hope to all Rwandans.”
14. Wide shot, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Alain Noudéhou
15. Various shots, military personnel listening
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Alain Noudéhou, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in South Sudan:
“Rwanda experienced so many lessons for humanity. Since the genocide, the country has risen in just a quarter of century as a pioneer of the sustainable future we all strive for. Therefore, on this day of commemoration of the 25 years of the liberation of the country, let us pledge to work together to build a harmonious future for all people everywhere, because this is simply the best way to honour those people who lost their lives tragically in Rwanda 25 years ago.”
17. Various shots, military honouring of United Nations, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of South Sudan
STORYLINE
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) celebrated the 25th anniversary of Rwanda’s liberation on Thursday.

Genocide survivor and businesswoman Janet Mutamuliza attended the event in Juba and said, “It’s a great day for me. It’s a great day for us Rwandese, and especially it’s a great day for genocide survivors. It’s a day which we came from darkness to light.”

On 4 July 1994, Rwanda’s three-month-long conflict was halted when a rebel group marched into the country’s capital, Kigali, taking control of the city and calling an end to a genocide that caused about 800,000 deaths. Since then, Rwandese have called it Liberation Day and have commemorated the day every year since.

Captain, Doctor Celine Kalingirwa, was a few months old when the Rwanda’s conflict was declared over. Today, she offers lessons for what conflict-ridden countries should do.

SOUNDBITE (English) Captain Doctor Celine Kalingirwa, Rwandan Military:
“As the theme of the 25th Anniversary goes, that ‘together we prosper’, it shows this is what Rwandese used: unity through the development process. So, as African countries are trying to come together, they should unite so as to help each other to build their countries. When they are divided, it will be really hard for them, but with unity they will be able to go as far as Rwanda or Rwandese have come.”

For the older generation who witnessed the conflict, they acknowledge that the journey to attain what Rwanda has achieved to date was difficult.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Brigadier General Eugene Nkubito, Rwandese Sector Juba Commander”
“We honour those who participated in the struggle for freedom and the restoration of dignity to our country and people and commit to continue to struggle to achieve prosperity for all. Ladies and gentlemen, the liberation we are celebrating today was occasioned by the determination to restore peace, dignity, full rights and hope to all Rwandans.”

Speaking at the event, a senior UN official said Rwanda’s path to prosperity has been commendable.

SOUNDBITE (English) Alain Noudéhou, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in South Sudan:
“Rwanda experienced so many lessons for humanity. Since the genocide, the country has risen in just a quarter of century as a pioneer of the sustainable future we all strive for. Therefore, on this day of commemoration of the 25 years of the liberation of the country, let us pledge to work together to build a harmonious future for all people everywhere, because this is simply the best way to honour those people who lost their lives tragically in Rwanda 25 years ago.”

Rwanda’s recovery has seen it progress to become the fourth largest contributor worldwide to UN peacekeeping operations, with over 3,000 peacekeepers based in South Sudan. The peacekeepers play a vital role in protecting civilians, including engaging with communities through projects like environmental clean-ups, student exam escorts, and passing on skills to make energy-saving stoves for displaced families in Protection of Civilians sites.
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