After nearly three decades since fleeing the 1994 genocide, a group of Rwandan refugees in Mozambique has begun their journey home.
In the 100 days between April and June 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed. Millions more others were forced to flee to neighbouring countries.
According to Mozambican authorities, there are approximately 3,000 Rwandan refugees in the nation.
Many of them now believe that the circumstances that prompted them to flee their homeland have improved.
The Rwandan government is assisting in the reintegration of refugees. The repatriation is voluntary, and 19 refugees will be taken home this week.
Miyonsenoa Domoties, one of the refugees, said she was confident in Rwanda’s peace and was coming home after eight years in Mozambique.
“We chose to flee to Mozambique. But after some time, good information arrived indicating that there was peace in Rwanda, so we have decided to go home,” she said.
The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on April 6, 1994.
Meanwhile, on March 39, News Central reported that the Rwandan Government evacuated 120 migrants from Libya.
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