[PHOTOS]: Lions Club International commemorates Genocide

Members of Lions Club International, yesterday, condemned the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi after visiting Kigali Memorial Centre to pay tribute to the victims.
Lions Club International 409 District (Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda) members participate in a Walk to Remember in commemoration of the Genocide in Kigali, yesterday. (Faustin Niyigena)
Lions Club International 409 District (Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda) members participate in a Walk to Remember in commemoration of the Genocide in Kigali, yesterday. (Faustin Niyigena)

Members of Lions Club International, yesterday, condemned the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi after visiting Kigali Memorial Centre to pay tribute to the victims.

Members of Lions Club International, district 409, which brings together Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are in the country for the 56th convention of the district.

 
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Bukavu (RDCongo) youth club participate in a walk to remember yesterday.

Alphonse Kayiranga Mukama, the secretary general Lions Club Rwanda, said the visit was to reaffirm the Club’s commitment to fight genocide, its ideology as well as denial.

 

He added that the delegates from neighbouring countries will join the fight against genocide denial after what they saw at the memorial centre.

 
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Aegis Trust staff briefs Lions Club International members about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

“Our duty is to serve people regardless of their backgrounds. We want to be in a better world in which people love one another regardless of whatever divergences,” said Deo Mugangu from DR Congo.

“It’s beyond comprehension to see human beings treated as animals. I can’t believe this. We must embrace unity and live together,” he added

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Lions Club International 409 District members honour the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi at Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday.

Nestor Ntazogomba, from Burundi, said the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda should be a lesson so that such attrocities never happens again.

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President of Lions Club International 409 District (Burundi, RDCongo and Rwanda), Marcel Bakajika (C) sings in the visitors' book at Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday. (All photos by Faustin Niyigena)

Lions Club International is a non-profit organisation that started in 1830 in the US and 1960 in Rwanda. It has 1.3 million members worldwide. It engages in peace building and community services, helping vulnerable people.

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