“I will never forget the eight days my family and I spent in hiding at Hotel des Milles Collines. I was only 13 at the time, but I remember like it was yesterday. Twenty years later, it’s important that we continue to acknowledge and commemorate the events that took place during those 100 days through stories such as those captured in Inside the Hotel Rwanda. Also important is that we give thanks to HE President Paul Kagame whose leadership has inspired us all, and has helped turn the country around to become the success story it is today. The 1994 genocide is an important part of Rwanda’s history and will shape the country for many years to come.”

–Ashish J. Thakkar, Africa’s youngest billionaire, Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, a nonprofit social enterprise that focuses on emerging African entrepreneurs

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