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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:25/04/2021

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Every 7th April, Rwandans and friends start a 100-day journey to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. During this period, we pay tribute to the million lives lost in the massacre, offer a decent burial to other innocent lives claimed, comfort survivors and re-affirm our joint commitment to ‘Never Again’.

As the days go by, the practice of denigrating and denying the Genocide against the Tutsi is on the rise, especially among Rwandans living abroad, especially on the European and American continents. Sadly, however, it is the most common form of youth that was or was not born during the Genocide.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru (Club de la Presse) talk show of this Sunday 25-04-2021 broadcasted in synergy by ten radios across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on “The denial of Genocide against Tutsi among Rwanda youth in diaspora”

Guests

Muhire Louis Antoine: National Unity and Reconciliation Commission

Innocent Habumugisha Muragijimana: Rwandan grown up in Zambia

Guests explained that the denial of the genocide of young people living abroad is largely due to their parents who participated in the genocide and fled abroad, where they began to lie to their children that they had fled because of the hatred the country had for them and wanted to kill and imprison them, so their children develop anger and hatred for Rwanda

Muhire Louis Antoine has grown up in Canada hating Rwanda and Rwandans because he had parents who committed genocide and fled, he grew up with his parents telling him that the country of Rwanda does not love them and wants to harm them.

“There was a Rwanda Day in Canada where I studied and heard the good news about Rwanda and was curious to know the truth and talked to the participants, who asked me to visit Rwanda;

In 2012 I came to visit Rwanda and found out that my parents had deceived me and I immediately decided to return to Rwanda and teach mycolleagues who have the same ideology.” Says Muhire

Muhire is now serving the country as Commissioner at National Unity and Reconciliation Commission

Innocent H. Muragijimana: In his testimony, he grew up in Zambia with his cousin, who committed genocide where he was a local leader during the genocide. In exile,hewas told thatInkotanyi and the Tutsis are evil.

When he arrived at the University, he met Rwandan leaders who had come to teach refugees to return to the country in “Came and See” campaign.

This made him curious and even decided to come and visit Rwanda; when he arrived, he found that Rwanda is a different country far away from what they were used to telling him, so he decided to return and serve the country.

The guests said that these diaspora youth have a challenge of a one-source story from their relatives.

They argued thatfighting genocide ideology should be a collective responsibility of all Rwandans and the international community.  There is the need to redouble efforts in fighting the genocide ideology, its denial as well as impunity stressing that if genocide ideology persists, its denial will continue unabated while impunity could also reign.

Young people need to learn about their history, but it shouldn’t be at schools alone, youth need to read books and attend different discussions, if they are to be fully equipped to counter any misleading stories from genocide deniers.

 

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