A top continental leader on Tuesday called on all Africans to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the genocide of Rwanda’s ethnic Tutsis that claimed over 1 million people.

”Although we will not be formally gathering at the African Union Commission for this event as usual, I encourage you to commemorate this day from wherever you are,” Moussa Faki Mahamat, who chairs the commission, said in a statement.

”I would like to pay tribute to the leadership and the people of Rwanda for consistently working towards ‘Never Again’ and for emerging through resilience and unity from the terrible past and

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