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France Offers Tepid 'Apology' to Rwanda During Kigali Genocide Memorial Speech

In an attempt to ask for forgiveness for France's role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, French President Emmanuel Macron has admitted that France needs to examine the truth.

France is finally moving closer to recognising its role in the harrowing Rwandan genocide that took place 27 years ago. Speaking at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, France's youngest head of state President Emmanuel Macron requested the "gift of forgiveness", but maintained the stance that France was not complicit in the events that led to the death of over 800 000 innocent Rwandan Tutsis. Rwandan President Paul Kagame has reportedly welcomed the request. However, genocide survivor group Ibuka, stated that the "apology" absolved France of taking full responsibility.

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