As far as France can go? Macron acknowledges French responsibility in Rwanda genocide

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    “I remember” spoken in Kinyarwanda by Emmanuel Macron. Did the French president find the right words in his speech at Kigali’s genocide memorial? Macron acknowledging France’s damning responsibility in the buildup to the 1994 genocide, an era when France backed a regime where hardliners were determined. Paris should have seen the peace process unraveling said Macron in a much-anticipated speech by a president hoping this marks a new beginning after 27 fraught years.

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