Tag: 1994 genocide
In our day to day life, social media platforms have become integral.
This year's genocide commemoration activities were cancelled and citizens had no choice but to remember from home. However, youth took upon social media to keep creating awareness of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. Laure Iyaga, Founder of Sana Initiatives joins CNBC Africa for more.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the end of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, a film telling the unique story of how a meagre 600 soldiers ended the horrific event that claimed the lives of some one million people was premiered. The film was shot in Kigali and we spoke to the man that invested in telling the story. Richard Hall, Executive Producer from Great Blue Productions joins CNBC Africa for more.
During the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the media was used as a weapon to spread hatred and incite violence. As the country commemorates the tragedy, CNBC Africa is joined by Peacemaker Mbungiramihigo, Executive Secretary of the Media High Council to understand what's being done to ensure responsible and professional media that can shape a better future of the nation.
Rwanda marked the 25th Kwibuka of the 1994 Genocide Perpetrated against the Tutsi. On the side-lines of the 11th Annual Walk to Remember and Night Vigil, CNBC Africa's Fiona Muthoni caught up with Marc Gwamaka, Founder of Walk to Remember & Youth project Project Manager at Aegis Trust.
Monday, April 7th, will mark the 25th anniversary of the atrocity that was the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Yesterday, ahead of the official commemoration period, a two day event dubbed, the Kwibuka 25 International Conference kicked off in Kigali, bringing together researchers, policy makers, survivors and other delegates to discuss topics such as genocide prevention and the way forward. CNBC Africa spoke to Sandra Shenge, one of the co-ordinators and a moderator of the event for more.
Aegis Trust launched recently "Ubumuntu" campaign to celebrate a few that selflessly risked their lives to rescue or help those who were persecuted during the 1994 Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi. For more on this CNBC Africa is joined by Marc Gwamwaka, Youth Project Manager at Aegis Trust.
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