Rwanda: March 25, 1998

“The international community, together with nations in Africa, must bear its share of responsibility for this tragedy...We cannot change the past, but we can and must do everything in our power to help you build a future without fear and full of hope. ” 

-President Clinton, Remarks to Genocide Survivors in Kigali, Rwanda, 3/25/1998

Ceremony to honor the Rwandan Genocide Survivors in Kigali
Carved Relief


President Pasteur Bizimungu and First Lady Serafina Bizimungu of Rwanda gave a scale model of a memorial to victims of the genocide in Rwanda to President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. This sculpture is carved from libuyu wood, a relative of mahogany native to the region.

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