President's speech in Rwanda: "Emmanuel Macron has always defended a policy of small steps"

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French President Emmanuel Macron deposits his signature in the guestbook of the Kigali Genocide Memorial, May 27, 2021. AFP - LUDOVIC MARIN

By: Florent Guignard

8 mins

This Thursday, May 27, President Macron delivered a speech at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda.

A trip that represents a step in the normalization of relations between the two countries.

It is only the second time that a French president goes to Rwanda since the genocide of 1994. If he did not apologize, which regrets the president of the association of survivors Ibuka, Emmanuel Macron has everything likewise recognized the responsibilities of France.

Analysis by David Servenay. 


David Servenay

 is the co-author with Benoît Collombat of the book

Au nom de la France.

Secret Wars in Rwanda  

(The Discovery)


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