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Forget and Forgive? Towards two Decades of healing scars

Bad news, we can’t forget but the good news is that we can forgive.

One of the common questions asked is how one can forgive yet remember or whether it is possible for one to forget in order to forgive. At this point my answer will be NO and NEVER.

Why Remember the Past? The 17th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi’s in Rwanda has been extensively written on, though many still baffle as to how and why it happened. However, the reality is that it happened. Summarizing an answer on how and why this happened may raise more questions. Thus, one may be advised to read the history and people of Rwanda to get a better understanding. When focusing on the genocide event itself, we learn about an unimaginable experience and act of violence, where, in as short as three month, over one million people were killed by machetes, shot, bitten to death, or even buried alive.

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