I made it to London safe and sound. Today I fly from London to Qatar, Qatar to , Entebbe with a one hour stop there and finally arrive at 2:30 PM tomorrow in Kigali, Rwanda. I’m in Kigali for one night and then we all drive up to Bwindi Inpenetrable forest which is in the very south west corner of Uganda at 7am Sunday morning. In Kigali I will have the afternoon evening so I will visit The Kigali Genocide Memorial, in Kigali, Rwanda. It commemorates the Rwandan genocide in 1994. In 1994, Rwanda’s population of seven million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down. Violence began almost immediately after that. Under the cover of war, Hutu extremists launched their plans to destroy the entire Tutsi civilian population. Entire families were killed at a time. Women were systematically and brutally raped. It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide. In the weeks after April 6, 1994, 800,000 men, women, and children perished in the Rwandan genocide, perhaps as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population. At the same time, thousands of Hutu were murdered because they opposed the killing campaign and the forces directing it.
Respect, professionalism and perseverance.