In landmark Rwanda visit, Macron acknowledges French part in genocide

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    French President Emmanuel #Macron on Thursday recognised his country’s role in the 1994 #genocide in #Rwanda, as the two countries seek to turn the page on decades of diplomatic tensions over the bloodshed. While Macron did not formally apologise, he highlighted how France had backed the genocidal Hutu regime of the time, ignored warnings of impending massacres and joined the world in abandoning some 800,000 mostly Tutsi Rwandans to a grisly fate.

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