TT IS UNFORTUNATE that our constitutional conference is still going on 1 and I am therefore unable to discuss certain aspects of the changes that we are trying to secure in the constitution. All that I can say is that our Government's intention is not to go back unnecessarily on any agreements that we made last year.
Today Africa is experiencing a critical social, political and economic transition. We are emerging from colonial rule to political independence; we are immersed in a massive transition in which we are seeking new identities at personal, national and international levels.
Prior to the 1994 genocide, Rwandan law provided amnesty for persons who committed serious crimes in the service of the Hutu “Social Revolution” against the Tutsi elites. Murder and other criminal acts undertaken by Hutus who challenged Tutsi political domination were effectively forgiven by amnesty.