MA Public Health student parades the Kwibuka flame of remembrance

MA Public Health student Amdani Juma, organised the Nottingham leg of a national march to commemorate 20 years since the Rwandan genocide.

On Saturday 15 February 2014, Rwandan born MA Public Health student Amdani Juma, organised the Nottingham leg of a national march to commemorate 20 years since the Rwandan genocide, in which he lived through, which targeted the Tutsi people during a 100-day period, and marked the occasion with the parading of the Kwibuka flame of remembrance, with Kwibuka meaning 'remember' in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda's language. It is used to describe the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The event began with the torch march from Nottingham Castle to the Market Square and finally onto the NTU City Global Lounge where a remembrance ceremony was held with the Urumuri song and speeches following before going on to visit Beeston Town Hall at an event attended by The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Iris White on Friday 21 February

The national march began on Tuesday 7 January and is due to finish in Birmingham on Saturday 12 April.

MA Public Health student parades the Kwibuka flame of remembrance

Published on 27 February 2014
  • Category: School of Social Sciences

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