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Jul 04 2024


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Liberation Day (Rwanda)

Liberation Day commemorates the end of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The Genocide, a mass slaughter of the Tutsi during the Rwandan Civil War, led by members of the Hutu Majority government during a hundred-day period from April the 7th to July the 4th. It is estimated that 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed. It ended after Tutsi backed Rwandan Patriot Front, led by Paul Kagame took control of both the capital and the country. It is also the end of the annual mourning period that begins on the 7th of April.