Emmanuel Macron will go to the Kigali Genocide Memorial on Thursday, May 27, where the remains of more than 250,000 people who died in the spring of 1994 will be buried.
In the twenty-seventh year after the end of the genocide, according to a UN report, in the spring of 1994, the genocide killed about 800,000 people, and the land of Rwanda has not yet returned all their bodies. “We will still dig it regularly, Assures Paul Rukesha, communications manager of the Kigali Holocaust Memorial, that Emmanuel Macron will travel to France on Thursday, May 27, to seal the diplomatic relationship between France and Rwanda reconciliation. People often find mass graves by accident at work or after heavy rains. A few months ago, 147 bodies were found in Gitarama in the south of the country. “
The authorities have also launched a propaganda campaign so that the former genocide can finally reveal where they will be hiding by the slaughter. Even after 25 years, burial is essential to complete the work of mourning.
At the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the largest of the six major memorials in Rwanda, we found the remains of about 250,000 genocide victims. Only 65,800 are officially confirmed. This work is carried out by the association based on cross-checking of testimony and DNA traces, and it is very complicated. As time went by, there were fewer and fewer witnesses, and the corpse became more and more degraded.
This is the first of the five concrete slabs in the memorial, and it was supported by Paul’s father, John Chrysostome Rusheka. “He was killed by a neighbor near Nyamirambo on May 8, 1994. Tell the latter. until today [le génocide a commencé le 6 avril]He was protected by neighbors, but some Hutu extremists infiltrated in. My father was stabbed by an Interahamwe militia and then thrown into a pit. Someone told me that he remained silent after death and was very dignified. “
Paul Rukesha was 15 years old. When the militia arrived, he managed to escape with his sisters. They hope to take refuge at the Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali, where nearly 1,200 Tutsi people will be saved, but there are too many roadblocks and too much risk. They then found refuge with their Congolese friend, who would take them in before the genocide in July 1994. Thanks to him, their lives were saved, unless they were not close to death several times.