Are we doing enough to prevent history from repeating itself?

Considering the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi wasn’t the first in Rwanda (there were two others in 1959 and 1972), one wonders if these tragedies will ever be completely wiped out. A lot has been said about genocides world wide and how they can be stopped from happening again. The United Nations built a campaign to end genocide.

Considering the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi wasn’t the first in Rwanda (there were two others in 1959 and 1972), one wonders if these tragedies will ever be completely wiped out. A lot has been said about genocides world wide and how they can be stopped from happening again. The United Nations built a campaign to end genocide.

Rwandans are making an effort to see that the bloody events that took place in 1994 never happen again. But the question remains, are we doing enough?

The Government is making an effort by emphasising reconciliation among Rwandans. It is all for putting the past behind us and moving on as best in life as we can. Forgiveness is a key factor because that will help us put all the hatred and anger passed us.

The Government has also brought to justice the ones responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Perpetuators of the Genocide were convicted and sentenced to serve time. This helps people feel safer.

Educating the youth on the country’s history helps them understand the incident better and also instills a sense to fight for their country so that their generation never suffers the same fate. The security provided around the country has also helped in making Rwandans feel safer.

I happened to listen to the President’s speech at this years’ inauguration of the commemoration week, and he said there is not a chance that genocide will ever happen here again. In summary, I believe we are doing everything it takes to prevent that fate from happening again.                                                                                                                                       

 

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