Arusha, April 07, 2011 (FH) - The Rwandan community in Arusha which is the seat for  the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the East African Community (EAC) Thursday organized a solidarity walk to commemorate the 17th Rwandan genocide against Tutsis.

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The solidarity walk which drew over 2,000 people, mostly Tanzanians students commenced from the main stadium in town and ended up at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC). Addressing the gathering, Chief Guest, the outgoing EAC, Secretary General,  Ambassador Juma Mwapachu commended Rwanda for having recovered hope and prosperity after the 1994 genocide.

‘'Never again shall Rwanda and us all course genocide to happen again...  There is no revenge more complete than forgiveness,'' he said.

Interview by Hirondelle News Agency, James Temu, a student of information technology said the crimes of genocide touches the entire humanity. ‘'Of course Tutsis were the most affected but the 1994 genocide affected all Rwandans, all Tanzanians, all Africans and the rest of humanity,'' he said in Kiswahili.

Genocide commemorations have been organized in  Rwanda and in all its embassies in the  world.


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