The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda: Genocide Torch for Nationwide Lap of Honour

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Even as cabinet is yet to release the official theme for the 20th commemoration, Mucyo said that reflections are likely to be along the lines of reinforcing the unity of Rwandans as well as their dignity and self-reliance.

He urged the public, especially the youth, to work together to ensure that the national mourning period in April and three months thereafter instills in them the resolve to work together and take the nation and their lives forward.

"We remember but we also look in the future, we need to take steps forward," he said.

The launch for preparations will take place at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi, where the torch will be lit and also handed back on April 7 at the official start of the mourning after a countrywide lap of honour.

CNLG has also set up a web site, www.kwibuka.org to offer resources for individuals, educators and community organisers involved with the 20th commemoration activities.

In the run-up to April 7 and throughout the 100 days of remembrance, the web site will provide information about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi to bring renewed clarity about its causes, realities and consequences.

Documentation about Rwanda's 20-year journey of socio-economic transformation and explanations of post-Genocide issues of justice and reconciliation will also be available on the web site.

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