President Emmanuel Macron has said France and other countries could have stopped the 1994 Rwandan genocide, where ethnic Hutu extremists killed more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Macron, in a video message to be aired during the 30th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, said France, which could have stopped the genocide with its western and African allies, lacked the will to do so.

The event is set to be attended by several international guests including French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné and Ex-US President Bill Clinton.

Relations between France and Rwanda have recently been on the mend, following years of tensions over France’s alleged involvement in the genocide.


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