Other Africans can learn from Rwanda

Editor, ‘Africa Unite’ is an anthem that we have heard for decades, yet many Africans still bicker about this and about that, putting the lives of innocent citizens on the line. As Rwanda commemorates 16 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, unstable African states need to take a peek at Rwanda’s history and understand that there is no future where divisionism and selfish political greed reigns.

Editor,

‘Africa Unite’ is an anthem that we have heard for decades, yet many Africans still bicker about this and about that, putting the lives of innocent citizens on the line.

As Rwanda commemorates 16 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, unstable African states need to take a peek at Rwanda’s history and understand that there is no future where divisionism and selfish political greed reigns.

Every man has the right to decide their own destiny and it’s time for Africans to take matters into their own hands. It’s time to say no to war, hatred and division based on status-quo, and ethnicity because these only lead to death.

Rwanda has learnt its lesson the hard way; that’s why Rwandan’s say ‘Never Again’ to Genocide and anything related to the Genocide.

As Rwandans we have done away with genocide ideology, genocide deniers and negationists. These simply undermine the gravity of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and do not feel the pain of its consequences.

Without going far, African’s need to look at Rwanda 16 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi and understand that progress and development has come at a cost.

Rebuilding a nation from scratch is never easy. As Rwanda continues to strengthen its dignity and ensure that the Genocide does not happen again, let other states unite and find peace.

Rwandan citizen

 

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