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President of Rwanda Paul Kagame has defended the human rights record of his country and other African countries.

He has also accused the west of having “superiority complex” when it comes to issues of human rights.

President Kagame made those points in an interview with French TV broadcaster France24.

The interviewer asked the Rwandan leader about human rights reports that ranked his government poorly for abusing rights of political opponents among others.

Kagame however responded saying “You really need to stop this superiority complex nonsense about human rights.

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“You think you are the only ones who respect human rights, all others are about violating human rights.

No, we’ve fought for human rights and freedoms for our people much better [than] you people who keep talking about this nonsense.”

Rwanda is special case

The Rwadan leader noted that his country has a peculiar record of a genocide 25 years ago but has made a remarkable growth and development.

He considered the improvement in the lives of citizens, being able to go to school among others as the promotion of human rights as well.

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Kagame accused Europe of also failing human rights record, referring to the treatment of migrants.

“[Europe] is violating people’s rights, with this problem of people being bundled and sent back to sink in the Mediterranean and so many people being mistreated in your own country,” he said.

Reactions from Africans

Many Africans however seem to support what the Rwandan leader was saying in the interview.

He received a lot of applauds for his comments and how he defended Africa and his country.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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