This Saturday 08th of February 2014, The Kwibuka Flame of Hope reached the city of Coventry in (West Midlands).

The event was attended by Rwandans and friends of Rwanda living in West Midlands including Rwandan Student's Association from University of Birmingham.

Upon receiving The Kwibuka Flame of Hope from the Reading delegation at the Coventry Transport Museum, the West Midlands Rwandan Community Chairman, Mr Bosco Ngabonzima, handed it over to two 20 years old Rwandan youths, Natalie Gasaro and Serge Ngaboyisonga, who then led other members of the community on a Walk of Remembrance through the City of Coventry.

The walk ended at Saint Peter's Centre where participants took a minute of silence in remembrance of the innocent victims of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, followed by prayers, survivor testimonies and a keynote address by the community Chairman Mr Bosco Ngabonzima. The participant also viewed the Kwibuka20 documentary and listened to the kwibuka theme songs.

 

Kwibuka Flame, which is on a tour of the country as part of activities of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi started in London then Oxford, Reading and now Coventry is expected to reach Nottingham next week before Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, New castle, Glasgow and the City of Birmingham on 12 April where the official ceremony of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi will be held.

Genocide

genocide-2In 1994, over a million peoples, Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in just 100 days. This massacre occurred while the international community closed its eyes. read more...

 

Culture

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Support

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