Senior Researcher from the Institute for Global Dialogue Faith Mabera has raised concerns around Rwanda’s state of peace and healing post the country’s 1994 genocide.
This comes as the country marks 25 years of the atrocities with various commemorations having taken place since Sunday.
The assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana set off the massacre, with an estimate of about a million deaths in the country.
Mabera says President Paul Kagame, who has been in term since 2000, has crafted himself as a strongman who has made great strides in reforming Rwanda’s economy and social standing.
However, there still remains a question around his leadership, which has often been termed as authoritarian.
Mabera cautions of a “pretending” peace that could face collapse after Kagame’s exit from his rule of power.