REPLAY – France’s Macron recognises ‘responsibility’ in Rwanda genocide

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French President Emmanuel #Macron on Thursday recognised his country’s role in the 1994 #genocide in #Rwanda, from backing a genocidal regime to ignoring warnings of the impending massacres. “Standing here today, with humility and respect, by your side, I have come to recognise our responsibilities,” Macron said in a speech at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. He said that France had a duty to admit the “suffering it inflicted on the Rwandan people by too long valuing silence over the examination of the truth”.

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