Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, Kigali

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Rwanda
Haunting bullet holes on the walls of the main building of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial bear witness to the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. Inside the building, see the exhibit about the genocide and the story behind the slaughter of the soldiers. The backyard contains a memorial site with ten black stone columns commemorating Belgian UN peacekeepers killed on site, while carvings on the columns represent their age. Although small in size, the memorial site creates a powerful and moving message about war atrocities. Put Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kigali trip planner .
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  • We spent our last day in Kigali with our favorite driver. He was asked to make the itinerary and surprise us. This was a moving moment in history walking through an unnecessary tragedy. However, it se...  more »
  • This place has also got tangible facts of the Rwanda Genocide where Belgian Peacekeepers perished. This is indeed a must visit  more »
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  • This Memorial is a testament to post genocide Rwanda and the forceful introspection the Country is taking. It is also a Memorial and caution to the costs of inaction of the international community in the face of genocide. The brave international peace keepers who lost their lives here must be remembered; victims of inaction by the international community and a tragic example of the dual edge of following orders and complying with the directives of international bureaucrats that sometimes leads to success but in this case ensured death. Standing in the space where these soldiers lost their lives is powerful and is required to honor their sacrifice if you visit Kigali
  • I salute your bravery! Rest in peace as we shall remember you!
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