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Kagame says Africa will achieve prosperity through “unity of purpose”

President Paul Kagame has reminded fellow Africans that the continent will only achieve prosperity through unity of purpose.

The President made the remarks on Monday afternoon, May 25th, as the continent celebrated Africa Day.

Kagame said that, “As we celebrate Africa Day, these challenging times remind each of us that our collective well being, prosperity and dignity will only be achieved through unity of purpose.”

The President thanked the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), Cyril Ramaphosa and Moussa Faki, chair of the AU Commission, for their leadership towards “The Africa We Want” dream.

Earlier, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Vincent Biruta said that as the continent commemorates the foundation of its organisation as well reflecting on how to create conducive conditions for Africa’s development, “Together in solidarity, we will also overcome the most challenging issues that we face including the #COVID-19 pandemic.”

Minister Biruta also convened a live webinar to celebrate Africa Liberation Day, under the theme “Silencing the Guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development”.

“Today, Rwanda is within its 100 days of remembering the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This was one of our Continent’s biggest failure on its liberation course,” he said.

The more than one million people that perished during the Genocide, was a wakeup call for Africa to rethink her own mechanism of averting similar catastrophes.”

Minister Biruta added that, “Our current liberation path in Rwanda has largely been guided by our terrible history to which we have vowed never to happen again.”

Source: Taarifa Rwanda

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