General Anyidoho: Ghanaian soldier celebrated as Rwandans mark 26th anniversary of 1994 genocide

General Anyidoho: Ghanaian soldier celebrated as Rwandans mark 26th anniversary of 1994 genocide

- General Henry Kwami Anyidoho has been celebrated for his valour, humanity, and leadership during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda

- The Ghanaian military officer led a domestic contingent deployed to help restore peace during the genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group

- General Anyidoho was among the few peacekeeping troops who stayed to serve against orders to evacuate

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Ghanaian military officer, General Henry Kwami Anyidoho, has been celebrated as Rwandans on April 7 marked the 26th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group.

During the grisly 1994 genocide in Rwanda, General Anyidoho led a Ghanaian contingent deployed to serve in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) under Canadian General Roméo Dallaire.

The escalation of the genocide in the East African nation called for the peacekeeping troops to be evacuated from the country.

General Anyidoho: Ghanaian soldier celebrated as Rwandans mark 26th anniversary of 1994 genocide
General Anyidoho: Ghanaian soldier celebrated as Rwandans mark 26th anniversary of 1994 genocide. Images: Center for Conflict Human Rights and Peace Studies, UEW/Ben Dotsei Malor
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General Anyidoho, however, was one of the few foreign peacekeeping troops who consciously refused to abandon Rwandans to their fate in defiance of the Security Council order to evacuate.

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In a Facebook post, a former deputy editor for Focus on Africa at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Ben Dostei Malor recalled that in 2014, during a speech in Accra, Rwandan President Paul Kagame paid tribute to the valour, humanity, and leadership of General Anyidoho and the valiant Ghanaian peacekeepers he commanded to stay on to save lives.

The illustrious son of Ghana, General Anyidoho, in his book, Guns over Kigali, acknowledges the role of teamwork in surviving the dark days during the genocide, according to the post by Ben Dotsei Malor.

Read the full post below.

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She was appointed after the embattled magazine parted ways with its former editor Alexi McCammond after staff complained about the racist tweets she posted in 2011.

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In other news, US-based Ghanaian couple, Kwamena Cudjoe, and his wife, Penelope Cudjoe, have shared their experience about how they handled money during retirement to start a business.

Cudjoe immigrated to the US from Ghana in the 1970s and was later joined by his wife.

Before retiring from active work, he worked as a university professor and then as an international relations officer for the US federal government.

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