Sunday, December 07, 2003

Burundi: FDD rebel apologizes to the people

FDD rebel leaders have been arriving in Burundi to take up their positions in the new power-sharing government. Yesterday, FDD leader Pierre Nkurunziza issued the following apology.
"We take this opportunity to ask forgiveness from the people of Burundi for all the harm we have done to them because of a war that was forced on us," he told a news conference.

"For our part, we forgive those who imposed this war on us," he added.
Check this post for the more on the FNL, the other Hutu rebel group which is still fighting ...

FDD = Forces for the Defence of Democracy
FNL = National Liberation Forces