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26th Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi at EAC

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 6th April, 2020As you are aware, the People of the Republic of Rwanda and the International Community, commemorates the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda every 7th of April.

We wish however to inform you that owing to the underway COVID-19 Pandemic coupled with Kwibuka26 guidelines from the Government of Rwanda and EAC guidance on public gatherings during this Corona Crisis, this year we will not have at EAC Headquarters the usual physical commemoration activity with a big crowd of people. In this period around the world, people are uniting to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections and keep their neighbors safe. East African is thus no exception.

To strike the difficult balance of commemorating while maintaining social distancing, a group of 10 selected people will take half an hour to commemorate at EAC headquarters and the rest of partners, EAC staff and members of the Rwandan community will continue commemoration through online social media.

On behalf of the EAC, we wish to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support rendered to us during the past commemorations and invite you to continue commemorating “Kwibuka 26” through social media.

Let us remember while we keep healthy and safety.

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For more information, please contact:

Simon Peter Owaka
Senior Public Relations Officer
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 768 552087
Email: sowaka [at] eachq.org

About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC Secretariat is ISO 9001: 2015 Certified

East African Community
EAC Close
Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac@eachq.org