BRUSSELS — Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday urged compatriots living in exile to return home to better economic times though the country has still to recover from the 1994 genocide. "If those who left returned they would see the country is doing better than when they left and that they are not doing as well as previously," Kagame said in an interview to the daily Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique. The leader of a country viewed as one of Africa's economic success stories flew into Belgium this week for a forum on development and while in Brussels met some 2,000 members of the Rwandan diaspora.
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President Paul Kagame, last weekend in Brussels, met with more than 2500 members of the Rwandan diaspora living across Europe. While addressing them, he advised that they should be good ambassadors, who speak the truth about their country and disregard the lies propagated by Rwanda's detractors. Rwandans know, more than anyone else, what the new Rwanda represents, having experienced, firsthand, the brutality and discriminatory practices of the previous regimes.
Rwandans living in North America held massive protests on Friday against the "fundamentally flawed" UN report that alleges Rwandan troops might have committed Genocide in the DRC during the 1990s. Bosco Munga, the Spokesperson of the Diaspora's North America chapter informed The Sunday Times yesterday that the demonstrations in Washington D.C, "went very well and we presented our Protest letter to Primitivi Yani of the United Nations Information Centre."