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Thu May 27, 2021, 10:59 AM

Rwanda: Macron Admits French Responsibility In Genocide

Source: DW

France had for "too long" valued "silence over the examination of the truth" when it came to its complicity in the 1994 massacre that killed around 800,000 people, President Emmanuel Macron says.

French President Emmanuel Macron admitted French responsibility in the Rwandan genocide, during a visit to the Rwandan capital Kigali on Thursday. "Standing here today, with humility and respect, by your side, I have come to recognize our responsibilities," Macron said in a speech at the Kigali Genocide Memorial where more than 250,000 Tutsi are buried.

He said that France had a duty to admit the "suffering it inflicted on the Rwandan people by too long valuing silence over the examination of the truth." Relations deteriorated after the 1994 genocide and Macron is the first French leader to visit the country in ten years.

Macron: France 'not an accomplice' The French president said only Rwandans could forgive France for its role in the genocide: "On this path, only those who went through that night can perhaps forgive, give us the gift of forgiving."...

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/rwanda-macron-admits-french-responsibility-in-genocide/a-57680013





- French President Emmanuel Macron and Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the presidential palace.

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appalachiablue May 2021 OP
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marble falls May 2021 #2
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:09 AM

1. That suitcoat is as short as the excuses. /nt

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 12:20 PM

2. Les oops.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 12:25 PM

3. Seems like a good source for news; I have never been there before.


Getting tiresome to only read the lead paragraph in ‘pay for news’ websites.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:34 PM

4. "French officials armed, advised, trained, equipped, and protected the Rwandan government,"

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:36 PM

5. It's a start, but not far enough

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/africa/rwanda-france-genocide-macron-forgiveness-intl/index.html

"France did not understand that, while trying to prevent a regional conflict, or a civil war, it was in fact standing by the side of a genocidal regime," Macron said Thursday following a visit to the Gisozi memorial in the Rwandan capital Kigali. "By doing so, it endorsed an overwhelming responsibility," Macron added, in the strongest public admission of responsibility from a French leader to date.
"On this path, only those who went through the night can, maybe, forgive us, give us the gift of forgiveness," Macron concluded.
The French president said his country was "not complicit" in the genocide because killers were not French, he vowed that "no suspected genocide perpetrator will be able to avoid justice" because "recognizing our past is also - and above all else - continuing the work of justice."....

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:29 PM

6. Aight.

Now... ouvrez ton portefeuille, muthafucka.

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