Rwanda this Thursday (today) celebrated 25 years of the end of a genocidal war against Tutsi and moderate Hutus.

Addressing thousands of people at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, the East African country’s President Paul Kagame said the fight was necessary as it changed society for the better.

He thanked African leaders among them President Emmerson Mnangagwa for having joined the Rwandan people in their silver jubilee celebrations.

July the 4th is the day the Rwanda Patriotic Front stopped the killings in the country after 100 days of killings across the length and breadth of the country.

The Amahoro Stadium, the venue for the celebrations, was a place of sanctuary to thousands of traumatised people who were targeted for killing and Mr Kagame said they believed in the right to dignity, hence they took up arms to ensure a peaceful society which lives in harmony.