Kwibuka means Remember, and the number is how many years it has been since the Rwandan genocide - 23. You can find out more on the Kwibuka Memorial Site.
The 7 April marks the start of 100 days of mourning, from the time President Juvénal Habyarimana's plane was shot down to when the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) ended the genocide and took control of the country. The end of the genocide is marked by Liberation Day in July, and the RPF remain the ruling political party today.
Some thoughts and resources to share over this time:
- My Book Recommendations on the Subject
- Aegis Trust
- Kigali Memorial Centre
- Human Rights Student Trip to Nyamata Church Memorial
- First Trip to Nyange School Memorial / Second Trip to Nyange School Memorial
- Memorial Day at Gisozi 2008
- Survivor Account