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Macron refuses to apologize

French President Emmanuel Macron says he recognizes that his country bears a heavy responsibility for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which nearly a million people had lost their lives in a period of only 100 days.

During a visit to Kigali last May, Macron failed to meet the expectations of many who wanted him to apologize for the genocide. An activist working with Rwanda genocide survivors insists that France must apologize In the first segment of our program we are analyzing the recent visit to Rwanda by President Macron of France where he publicly acknowledged his country's “terrible responsibility” in Rwanda's genocide but refused to apologize.

In the second part of our program we shall discuss the genocide perpetrated by Germany in Namibia over 100 years ago. To compensate for its atrocities, the German government recently offered an apology and pledged 1.1 billion Euros only in financial aid over a 30-year period. The descendants of the genocide victims have rejected the aid offer and are demanding full reparations.


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