Emmanuel Macron in Rwanda: French President Recognizes France’s Responsibility in Genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to lay a wreath for ‘Kwibuka 27’ or ‘remember-unite-renew’? marking the 27th anniversary of the start of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994, during a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where approximately 250,000 victims of the massacres are buried, in Kigali on May 27, 2021. © Ludovic Marin, AFP

In an important step forward for relations between France and Rwanda, Emmanuel Macron recognizes a devastating responsibility of France in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. In Mali, too, the interim president and prime minister were released three days after their detention and stripped of their powers. in what appears to be the country’s second coup in nine months. And in DR Congo, the city of Goma is being evacuated for fear of volcanic activity on the nearby Mount Nyiragongo.

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