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Genocide memorial service held in Kigali: The Church of England Newspaper, April 18, 2014 June 2, 2014

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Rwanda, Church of England Newspaper.
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In a church school ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide held in Kigali last week, the Bishop of Shyira of the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda, the Rt. Rev. Laurent Mbanda, called upon the young to safeguard the nation from the evils of tribalism. “You should be happy that you live in times like these when Rwanda has good leadership. The current government stopped Genocide, brought peace and national unity-the kind of change this country needed. You have done very well to come and learn… Therefore be agents of change,” Dr. Mbanda said according to reports in the New Times. Over a 100-day period from 7 April 1994 to July, upwards of 1 million Rwanda Tutsis as well as Hutus who opposed the violence, were killed by Hutus. The genocide claimed the lives of 20 per cent of the country’s population and killed 70 per cent of Rwanda’s Tutsis.