African states should collaborate in arresting fugitives

Media reports that some African countries are denying the presence of Genocide fugitives in their cities, despite evidence presented to them by the Genocide Fugitives tracking Unit, are simply appalling.

Media reports that some African countries are denying the presence of Genocide fugitives in their cities, despite evidence presented to them by the Genocide Fugitives tracking Unit, are simply appalling.

It is a well known fact that countries in the southern part of the continent, have, willingly or inadvertently, remained a den for the masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

These fugitives, most of whom have been duly indicted for their role in the Genocide, have remained free, operating their businesses and the region.

Through these businesses, the fugitives continue to finance and coordinate subversive activities aimed at what they call ‘completing their unfinished task’ of killing innocent people and causing insecurity in the Great Lakes region.

As Rwandans began the 17th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the World reiterated the call to ‘Never Again’. A key step towards living up to this call is through facilitating the apprehension of the perpetrators of the Genocide.

It is, therefore, prudent that African states take the lead in bringing the suspects to book. While there are other suspects living outside the continent, it only makes sense that African countries take it upon themselves to help bring an end the culture of impunity.

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