Many Congolese people like to speak of the Congo Mapping Report as proof of 5,6 and at times 10 million dead in DRC’s two-decades-long armed conflicts. Two things, the mapping report and the five million victims’ figures need clarification.
Kigali – The recent liberation day celebration was a good time to reflect on where Rwanda came from and where we are heading as a nation. During talks that are organised around this monumental day, it is often said how the RPA soldiers were young when they liberated this country.
Rwanda last weekend marked the 26th Liberation Day anniversary, a celebration of an end of the brutal regime that presided over three decades of misrule which culminated in the Genocide against the Genocide.
This past week, there has been an outpouring of gratitude and pride among Rwandans. With good reason; it has been the anniversary of our liberation. The mood has been one of jubilation even in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic when the usual forms of rejoicing have been suspende...