#Kwibuka26- The 26th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in rwanda

Monday 6 April 2020


7th April, 2020 marks the start of the 26th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. #Kwibuka26 provides an important opportunity to remember the victims of the genocide,preserve its evidence and educate about its history as well as the lessons that Rwanda. It is also the time to #Remember and honour the memory of the over one million victims, #Unite through the strength and dignity of our nation, and #Renew our determination to build a prosperous future for generations to come.

Coronavirus continue to lead the current news in Kigali and around the work, however the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has confirmed that commemoration activities for the 26th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi will go ahead.

Rwanda to date reports 105 total cases (of whom 4 have since recovered and been discharged. The country continues to practice heightened vigilance as the extension of the enhanced prevention measured announce by the government of Rwanda continue to be observed.

In an exclusive interview with The New Times, Jean-Damascène Bizimana, the Executive Secretary of CNLG, said there will be changes to this year’s commemoration activities. “As we are in a challenging situation of fighting against coronavirus, this year’s commemoration activities shall have some changes,” he said.

Some of the changes will affect the communal discussions that usually attract big gatherings during the commemoration.

To learn about Kwibuka – Remember, Unite, Renew visit http://kwibuka.rw/

The Kwibuka26 schedule details can be found here