"Rwandans gathered on Sunday to honor the approximately 800 000 people were killed in the genocide, which began 25 years ago."
"Sweden was represented by civilminister Ardalan Shekarabi (S)."
"It has been a very powerful experience to be on site and show Sweden's solidarity with the Rwandan people," says Shekarabi to the TT over the phone from the capital, Kigali."
"President Paul Kagame lit a minneseld at the memorial hall in the capital."
"– 1994, there was no hope, only darkness. Today we see the light again. How it happened? Rwanda became a family again, the president said in a speech, according to the AFP news agency."
" Our people have borne a tremendous weight but have hardly complained. It has made us better and more united than ever."
"the President started the day by visiting a place where over a quarter of a million people are buried after the genocide."
"Ardalan Shekarabi says that he had a short conversation with Paul Kagame, who emphasized the importance of the relationship to Sweden, which is one of the few EU countries with an embassy in Kigali. Moreover, sweden has been part-funded minnescentret of the genocide, according to the government."
"If the international community relaxes and quits the prevention of these issues, then there is always the risk that this type of tragedy happening again," says Shekarabi."
"In the afternoon held a minnesmarsch in the capital, Kigali, where around 2,000 people going from this house to a large sports stadium, where candles will be lit during a minnesvaka."
"– To remember is necessary as it is to look back on what happened that we can ensure that it does not happen again, " says 26-year-old Olive Muhorakeye, who survived the genocide as children, to the news agency Reuters."
"a Hundred days of unimaginable violence began in early april 1994, after the hutupresidenten Habyarimana killed when his plane was shot down. Hutuextremister then carried out a genocide to wipe out, mainly the tutsi. Over ten percent of the population in the country were killed when as many as 10 000 per day shot, or was carved to death."
"in Addition to Ardalan Shekarabi involved a number of leaders from other countries in the ceremonies, according to the executive office of the president in Rwanda. Among others, EUROPEAN commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the prime minister, Charles Michel, from the former kolonisatören Belgium, on the spot."
"the president of the French republic Emmanuel Macron is not participating himself, but expressed in a statement their solidarity with the victims and their families."
"In the statement it says also that the Macros want to do the 7 april a day of remembrance in France of the rwandan genocide. Rwanda has in the past accused France of having been complicit in the genocide, through its support to the then hutuledda the government."
"an Estimated 800 000 people were killed during the genocide in Rwanda in the spring of 1994. It was headed by extremnationalister from allow for the full implementation hutu."
"most of The victims were the tutsis, but also hutus who were seen as collaborators were murdered."
"the Genocide was carefully planned, but the trigger was the shooting down – unclear by whom – of the aircraft then hutupresidenten Habyarimana and his burundiske colleague, Cyprien Ntaryamira were travelling in. Then president Habyarimana signed a peace treaty with the tutsigerillan FPR, which some saw as a betrayal."
"After three months of killing plunged the FPR regime. Today is the FPR the party that controls the country."
"In december of 2018 was a French investigation of attack against the president in 1994, down in the absence of evidence. The investigation started in 1998 at the request of the relatives of the French crew members who were on the plane."