Obasanjo, Mkapa pay tribute to Rwandans

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro to show their support to Rwandans in commemorating the 1994 Genocide.

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro to show their support to Rwandans in commemorating the 1994 Genocide.

“We always touch base with President Paul Kagame to discuss several issues facing the region but on this particular occasion we are here to join Rwandans and show our support. This is a special day for Rwanda” Obasanjo told Journalists after the short visit.

The former leaders also said that this particular time that has left a dark spot in Rwanda’s History should not only be for Rwandans to remember or Africa but the whole world and the human race.

The two Statesmen have also been actively involved together with Rwanda to resolve the conflict in Eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC) where remnants of the Ex-FAR/Interahamwe who carried out the atrocities in 1994, now known as the Democrtaic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) are camped.

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