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Genocide memorial inaugurated at Kaduha

Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the weekend inaugurated a memorial to thousands of victims of the 1994 genocide at Kaduha district in Gikongoro province, southern Rwanda. A statement from his press office said Kagame called on all Rwandans to do “everything possible to ensure that genocide never happens again in Rwanda”. “We must always remember the terrible things that took place here and elsewhere in the country,” Kagame said. He urged Rwandans to rise up and address the challenges currently facing the country, particularly in promoting unity and reconciliation, justice and peaceful co-existence of people as well as the fight against poverty and bad governance. He commended the people of Kaduha for erecting a memorial to those who died during the genocide and pledged government support to enable the memorial to be completed. The memorial was built from contributions made by the people of the district.

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