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Kwibuka30 marks a generational cycle since the The Genocide against the Tutsi was put to an end. It is a time to reflect on Rwanda’s journey of rebuilding strength, resilience, and unity.  It now falls to new generations to sustain and carry forward this progress, adapting to today’s global challenges to achieve our aspirations.


Kwibuka, meaning “Remember” in Kinyarwanda, is an annual commemoration period that starts on 7 April lasting for 100 days. It serves as a solemn time for remembrance of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.


Rwanda shows that unity, reconciliation, and nation-building through shared human values is possible.


Rwanda is defined by a shared  vision of hope, a commitment to dignity,  an unshakeable will to strive as a nation and, above all, resilience.

100 Days Stories

7 April 1994

The genocide against the Tutsi begins.
Several opposition politicians and Hutu officials opposed to the Genocide are assassinated.

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The Genocide memorials, including those recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, stand as witnesses to the 1994 atrocities and serve as powerful symbols against genocide denial.

Kwibuka30 International Conference

A conversation with the professionals and activists who made important contributions to preserving memory, healing trauma, delivering justice, and ensuring historical clarity.

Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember is a commemorative walk that brings together people from all over the world to remember the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.


Every last Saturday of the month, millions of Rwandans unite to enhance their communities through Umuganda, which means ‘coming together in common purpose’ in Kinyarwanda,

Kwibuka30 Key Events

Wreath Laying and Lighting of the Flame of Remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

Kwibuka30 International Conference

Kwibuka30 International Conference

National Commemoration Ceremony and Virgil

National Commemoration Ceremony and Night Vigil

Commemoration at Nyanza Memorial Site

Commemoration at Nyanza-Kicukiro Genocide Memorial

End of the mourning week

End of commemoration week and ceremony commemorating the politicians killed for opposing the Genocide against the Tutsi

Walk to Remember

Learn about the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the conditions that made it possible, and post-genocide reconstruction.

100 Nights

Things were far less rosy in Rwanda in the early 1990s than the Western donor nations chose to believe. The economy was reliant not on exports but foreign aid.

What Really Happened in 1994

Genocide Preparation

Genocide never happens by chance. It takes time to plan and organize. The warning signs are always there. In Rwanda, these were not acted upon effectively.

During Genocide

Many analysts, journalists and policy-makers saw the killings as the result of a civil war between the Rwandan Government and the RPF.

Rwanda Today.

From the ashes of a failed state at the end of the Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has risen to become a united nation and a stable country. A nation which seemed in 1994 to have no future, Rwanda is now aiming to achieve middle income status as a stepping-stone to a fully developed economy.

Fighting For Truth

Twenty-eight years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has had a long but a successful journey of reconciliation and nation building.

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Role of so-called Hutu Power political parties in the planning of the genocide committed against the Tutsi

Genocide cannot be mentioned in isolation without adding the targeted group

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