April 7, 2009

World notes 15th anniversary of genocide in Rwanda

Per allAfrica.com, today marks the 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda where over 800,000 "ethnic Tutsi and Hutu moderates" were slaughtered by way of machete in almost 100 days.

There will be several events across the globe in places like South Africa, Congo and the UK honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost. The UN is also observing the anniversary with testimonials from survivors of the genocide.

The Twitterverse observed and expressed their emotions about today's anniversary.

  1. Greg Kendall-Ball
    gregkb @magnumphotos (Undisclosed) Is "civil war" appropriate? That's how the Hutu Power regime tried to classify the genocide...#rwanda
  2. LC K
    missmiao (Petuling Jaya, Malaysia) Today was the 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. Nunca Mas. And with that I go to bed.
  3. Philippe N.
    starpphoto (Undisclosed) 100 Days of hell would follow. A million dead. What have we learned from 1994 Rwanda Genocide? What have YOU learned from it?
  4. Florian Peek
    Evolvian (Amsterdam) what do bosnia, rwanda, sudan, congo, sri lanka and burma have in common?...April is Genocide Awareness Month. Check it.
  5. Kara Knightly
    KaraInParis (Paris, France) April 7th, 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda
  6. PaulDewar
    PaulDewar (Ottawa, Ontario) Joining the Rwandan community in Ottawa at genocide remembrance on 15th anniversary and calling for Canadian commitment to genocide prev ...
  7. Chris Lewis
    STRIDESO @thatgirlmystic (Calgary) Just assumed something like genocide deserves an ongoing prevention - genocide prevention lifetime maybe???

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