France’s President Emmanuel Macron seeks forgiveness from Rwanda over 1994 genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron said he recognised his country’s role in the Rwandan genocide and hoped for forgiveness at a memorial in Kigali on Thursday, seeking to reset relations after years of Rwandan accusations that France was complicit in the 1994 atrocities. “Only those who went through that night can perhaps forgive, and in doing… Read More France’s President Emmanuel Macron seeks forgiveness from Rwanda over 1994 genocide

Rwanda says France played role in enabling 1994 genocide

France was aware that a genocide was being prepared in Rwanda ahead of the 1994 killings and the French government bore a significant responsibility for enabling it, the Rwandan government said in a report published on Monday. Between April and July of 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered, mainly from the ethnic Tutsi minority but… Read More Rwanda says France played role in enabling 1994 genocide