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On 23rd January 2020, ULK/Gisenyi Campus community had a great privilege to be briefed on the denial and minimization of Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994 by Senators led by Honorable Espérence NYIRASAFARI a vice president of Rwanda senate.

Hon. Espérence NYIRASAFARI, the vice president of senate and Hon. Faustin HABINEZA presenters!

Upon the presenters’ arrival in the campus’s conference hall, there were a great number of students who had been eagerly waiting to hear from them.

To get the ball rolling, the senior most of the campus, Lawyer ISHEMA Pierre, Director of Academic affaires, introduced the guest to the audience, revealed the theme of their presentation and eventually bade everyone in attendance to be all ears on grounds of the relevancy of the theme of the presentation.

Lawyer ISHEMA Pierre, Director of Academic affaires, introducing the guest to the audience!

Today, our campus is honored to host senators; Hon. Espérence NYIRASAFARI and Hon. Faustin HABINEZA who have come to let you know, as intellectual youth,  the results of the research carried out by parliament chamber of senate on the denial and minimization of Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994.  You will all agree with me that the topic of today’s conference is of paramount importance since you need to know how you should partake in that by fight against the denial and minimization of Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994’’. He quoted.

Hon. Espérence NYIRASAFARI briefing the audience

In her introductory word, Hon. Espérence NYIRASAFARI highlighted on duties and responsibilities of senators where she said that the senate has the power to vote for revision or amendment of the Constitution, organic laws and laws approving international treaties and agreements on armistice, peace, accession to international organizations, modification of national laws, or those approving international treaties.  “Senators also have power to approve government officials including the President, the vice President and the Judges of the Supreme Court and high court, the prosecutor general and his deputy, the government commissions’ chairpersons and commissioners, and representatives of international organizations”. She explained

The presenter went on explaining the results of the research on how foreigners denied and minimized the genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994.

 “As a matter of fact, you should take time to read or inquire about the history of Rwanda so that you can get to know past drastic events that marked your country over the years. Considering the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi, history will unequivocally show you how that genocide draws its root in the past, where the Tutsi were marginalized, discriminated and nullified.  History will hence show you that the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994 was not an abrupt event, but rather a well planned event (…)”, she mentioned.

Hon. Faustin HABINEZA displaying findings of research

In his speech Hon. Faustin HABINEZA complimented his colleague by displaying the findings related to the denial and minimization of Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994 carried out by foreigners and Rwandans who live out side of the country. He said that there are different channels used to deny and minimize Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994 such as Radio and television, written media, books of journalists, cartoons and social media. He asked youth to take time to read what is found on social media and reply on it by showing the right side of the real history of Rwanda just to mention but a few.

Everything considered, he called upon the gathering to fight the people who deny and minimize the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi by all means, use of social Medias among others. Still there, he bade the gathering to take time to educate local people and resist anyone who dares disseminate divisionism ideology among people.

Suggestions, supplement and questions were given time

The conference climaxed with a question-answer session during which various questions related to the theme of the presentation were asked and answered satisfactorily.

Students went on asking questions.


‘’The conference hall was full to its capacity’’

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