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Rwanda to celebrate 50 years of independence

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By Staff writer

newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

KIGALI-RWANDA-at the first time since 1990, Rwanda government has recognized July 1 as the day to celebrate independence.

Since 1994, when Rwanda Patriotic front captured power and bring Genocide to halt, Independence was not recognized and integrated to 3rd July liberation day when RPF captured power.

At Amahoro National Stadium, military rehearsals are every seen and army band saxophones are being brown a minute-to-minute making their tools ready for the colorful day. In Kigali streets, paints are everywhere including the sidewalks. However, their former colonial masters, in this case Belgium are not invited.

Featuring under the theme “50th anniversary of independence; Unity of Rwandans should be the pillar of the true independence” celebrations are to be taken to the grass root level with some community debates.

The topics to feature in debates at the cell level include; history and chronological events that characterized Rwanda since 1959-62,

Chronological events of the first Republic, also second and the Genocide against the Tutsi.  Drawing the lessons learnt from the history.

An official in the sub-regional bloc that brings together Rwanda, Burundi and DR-Congo, economic community of great lakes region [CEPGEL] is in contact to have Congolese President Joseph Kabila to attend the celebrations.

President YK Museveni, is expected in Kigali and many more around the world mainly in Africa.

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