Egypt's ambassador to Ottawa attends a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of a genocide in Rwanda - Press photo Egypt's ambassador to Ottawa attends a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of a genocide in Rwanda - Press photo

Egypt's amb. to Canada attends 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

Tue, Apr. 9, 2019
CAIRO - 9 April 2019: Egypt's Ambassador to Ottawa Ahmed Abu Zeid attended on Sunday a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of genocide in Rwanda, which left an estimated 800,000 people, mainly members of the Tutsi minority, dead.

"These events remind us all that such crimes against humanity should not be allowed to happen in our world," Abu Zeid said. He added, "We Africans stand united in the face of all forms of human suffering."



Hutu extremists slaughtered the Tutsis after they blamed them for downing the plane of President Juvenal Habyarimana in April, 1994.

Several hundred people in Montreal attended a march in solidarity with the victims of the genocide, the city said, according to Ottawa Citizen. A wreath was laid in solidarity with the victims in the Old Port Area, according to the report.
 
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