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African countries do not want to see a repeat of Rwanda genocide – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that many world leaders are committed to ensuring that there would never be a repeat of the type of genocide that happened in Rwanda.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the vice president spoke with newsmen shortly after participating in the activities of the 25th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide held in Kigali.

The vice president said that the resurgence of hate speech, racism, nationalism and all identity-type problems around the world today was frightening.

Professor Osinbajo also stated that the rise in hate speech and racism had become a compelling reason to reflect on what happened in Rwanda 25 years ago. The resurgence of hate speech is frightening for everyone we see in different countries not just in Africa but also in Europe.

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The vice president adds that leaders across different sections of society must caution against acts that incited and caused disorder.

He said that President Muhammadu Buhari had emphasized repeatedly on the need for caution, especially in terms of speech that could incite.

Professor Osinbajo prayed that the world never experienced such a thing anywhere, but stressed that it depended on leadership and on how leaders behaved themselves.

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