Since the launching of this fund, there has been incredible support across the globe from Rwandan Communities. Millions of dollars has been raised. Not in pledges, but hard cash.
The support and enthusiasm shown sends one simple message to Rwanda’s enemies: Rwandans have rejected the old, tired politics of years gone by that have sought to divide Rwandans along ethnic lines, and bad, corrupt politics that in the end landed Rwanda at the gates of hell.
The Fund has not only received spirited support in America and Europe. In African countries Rwandans have amazingly shown un-fettered support. Ten days ago, at the Rwanda Embassy in Tanzania, a cool $79,000 was raised. Rwandans in Kampala rose to the occasion with a cool $100,000 in a single day. Our men in uniform and civilians alike raised $120,000 in Darfur. Rwandans in Belgium added their voice to the call : $180,000.
And have you noticed there has not been a comment from the RNC? Just as their attempted protest fizzled in Boston at RWANDA DAY two weeks ago. When you have no message, that is what you ought to do. Shut up.
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