Be like Belgium: Colette Braeckman on why France needs to apologize for its role in Rwanda genocide

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    Will #France’s president issue a formal apology on behalf of the Republic for his country’s role in the 1994 #Rwanda #genocide?

    Le Soir senior correspondent Colette Braeckman tells #F24Debate how former colonial power #Belgium came around to issuing a formal apology to #Rwanda over the 1994 #genocide.

    Full show https://f24.my/7XvR.T

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