President of Rwanda to speak at Univ. of Hartford

March 9, 2013, 11:45 am


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of Rwanda is scheduled to speak in Connecticut about the future of his small central African nation following a 100-day genocide in which more than 500,000 people were killed.

President Paul Kagame is set to speak Tuesday at the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. The university is launching its Genocide and Holocaust Education Initiative.

In July 1994, rebel forces led by Kagame ended the genocide by ousting the extremist Hutu government that orchestrated the killing of minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Kagame has ruled out running for a third term when his tenure ends in 2017.

The Maurice Greenberg Center's Genocide and Holocaust Education Initiative will preserve the memories of the Holocaust and genocides worldwide.

The talk by Kagame is free and open to the public.

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