Rwanda : the moroccan minister of Justice pays tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide

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Rwanda : le ministre marocain de la Justice rend hommage aux victimes du génocide de 1994

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Mr Aujjar, accompanied by a delegation of the ministry of Justice and the british ambassador in Kigali, Mr Youssef Imani, was guided through the different sections of the memorial, during which he has been informed of the history of ethnic division in Rwanda, the circumstances of the genocide against the Tutsi and its consequences on the country.

In a statement to the press, Mr Aujjar, on a working visit of four days in Rwanda, has commended the leadership of Rwanda and its achievements “admirable” that have followed since the end of the genocide.

“A visit to the genocide memorial in Kigali is a moving moment very strong. The memorial Centre of genocide leads us to draw a series of conclusions, including the size of the rwandan nation that was able to survive events painful, unspeakable and abhorrent”, he said.

He pointed out that Rwanda, under the leadership of president Paul Kagame, was able to overcome this humanitarian disaster by reaching a national reconciliation, based on the human values, culture, peace and Human rights.

“The accomplishments of president Kagame in Rwanda fills us with pride as Africans. Rwanda became, a few years after the tragedy of 1994, a success story thanks to its many achievements in human, social, economic and cultural,” added the minister.

In addition, the minister noted that “the right to memory is essential in that it allows you to go back into history to protect and immunize the future”.

Inaugurated in April 2004, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the rwandan genocide, the genocide memorial Centre in Kigali consists of three permanent exhibitions that explain the circumstances of this drama, the reasons for the tensions between the ethnic groups of this country of East Africa, the causes of the outbreak of the genocide and the unfolding of this tragedy.

The various exhibitions based on photographs, videos, written testimonies and various articles, as well as information posters.

This memorial pays tribute significant to all victims of genocide and constitutes a powerful advocacy tool to address future generations.

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