Preparations underway to mark 20th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide


Preparations underway to mark 20th anniversary of Rwanda's genocide


Rwaje Onesphore

On 7 January 2014, Rwanda officially launched Kwibuka20, a series of events leading up to the twentieth commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The national commemoration will begin on 7 April 2014.

In this interview at the launch of Kwibuka20, Onesphore Rwaje, Kigali Anglican Archbishop, answers the following questions:

What are your expectations of the Kwibuka20 launch?
Why is it important to remember?
What is your vision of the future for Rwanda?
What is genocide?

Kwibuka20 is an opportunity for everyone, wherever they are and whatever their age, to come together to learn about and commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi.

Kwibuka20 calls on the global community to stand together against genocide in three key ways:

- To remember: Honouring the memory of those who died and offering support to those who survived.
- To unite: Rwanda shows that reconciliation through shared human values is possible, and asks the world to do the same.
- To renew: As we build Rwanda anew, we are honoured to share our experiences and learn from others, creating a better world together.

Join us by sharing Rwanda's story and working together for a brighter future. You can join the global conversation about Kwibuka20 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.