Perpetrators, apologists and heirs of genocide



By Owei Lakemfa

They were five days that began to reset the world. Days in which significant steps were taken to redress years of senseless and mind boggling genocide against hapless peoples while the rest of humanity watched unconcerned. The five days of May 27 to June 1, 2021 provided some relief, and assurance that humanity might yet throw off its garments of denial, acknowledge its gory periods and try to make peace with itself.

It began on Thursday May 27, when President Emmanuel Macron made    a soul searching visit to Rwanda where he saw hundreds of skulls; all that remained of kids and the elderly, children, men and women, massacred 27 years ago in killings which France was  in a position to either mitigate or prevent.  They were 100 days of horrendous massacres that claimed some 850,000 lives, events in which France was complicit. After the genocide,  France spent years not just assisting accused persons to escape justice, but also trying to jail…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper