The heroes and heroines of Rwanda

The burial site of Maj Gen Fred Rwigyema at the heroes’ mausoleum in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by Faustin Mugabe

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As we conclude the series on the Rwandan Genocide 20 years later, Sunday Monitor’s Faustin Mugabe looks at some of the people who made a milestone in Rwanda’s history. The numbering is not in order of significance.

On October 1, 1995, Major General Fred Rwigyema was laid to rest at Remera heroes’ mausoleum in Kigali. Although other heroes and heroines of Rwanda are buried there, Rwigyema is more prominent at the mausoleum. His tomb stands out from the rest.


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