Reflections on the Burundi Genocide
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Looking back at what happened to my country and to my family back in 1993, I feel that that country and that people has underwent such a genocide which was not covered by the media, like I told you before. Which is still struggling in order to make this, first of all, known, even though there was a United Nations technical commission for inquiry, which went and did a survey, actually a study on that, and concluded that there was that genocide. So since 1993, there has been going that genocide. It’s sort of—it’s still ongoing. It’s an ongoing genocide, because even today that we are talking, there are rebels built up by the then-ruling party—the FRODEBU Party, which was majority Hutus—who are still killing people within the country. So looking back to that is something that I can’t—I can’t really stand.
I think that to people who committed the atrocities, it would be fair and it would be towards a national reconciliation to bring them before justice, to be judged and punished for what they did, if they are to be punished according to the laws of the country and according to the laws of the world. I mean, there are international laws on genocides and so forth.