France admits its responsibility for the "genocide" of Rwanda
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France admits its responsibility for the "genocide" of Rwanda

French President Emmanuel Macron announced, Thursday, in a speech delivered at the 1994 genocide memorial in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, that he had come to Rwanda to "acknowledge our responsibilities" in the massacres.

In the highly anticipated speech, Macron said that France "was not complicit," but "for a long time preferred to be silent overlooking at the truth."

Macron's visit to Rwanda was described as "the last stop in the normalization of relations" between the two countries, after more than 25 years of tension, against the backdrop of France's responsibility in the extermination of the "Tutsi".

Macron delivered his speech at the memorial, where the remains of 250,000 people out of more than 800,000, most of them from the "Tutsi" tribe, were victims of one of the bloodiest tragedies of the twentieth century.

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