Friday, 7 April 2017


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:

It is a tragic chapter in Rwandan history, and still affects many people today, but please don't be put off visiting Rwanda because of it. There are also many beautiful things such as gorillas, royal cows and lakes. Check out this wonderful video.

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