“Every attempt that was made, whether from within and especially from outside, to denigrate the process and glorify the old politics of division, only made Rwandans more defiant and more determined to express ourselves through the vote.
All along, we have had to fight to protect our right to do what is best for us, and we will, without any doubt, continue to do so.Every African country has to contend with efforts to force us to live on someone else’s terms. They demand that we replace systems that are working well for us with dogmas in which their own people are rapidly losing faith.
Africa has no civilizational problems, only assets.
Sans aucun doute.
Over centuries of adversity, our civilisation sustained us. Today it endows us with ambition, compassion, and creativity. Without exception, there is infinitely more that unites us, as Africans, than divides us.
All the inspiration we need is right here in Africa. There is exceptional leadership and ingenuity amongst us, everywhere, only that we have been accustomed not to recognise it as such.
Choosing to see the value in each other is a precious gift, which anchors us firmly and confidently in our rightful place in this world.
Let’s ensure that those who struggled and perished to build this new Rwanda, and to liberate Africa, did not sacrifice in vain.”