- I can't be the only one who thinks this is disgusting...
Rwandans 'plan to sell
An estimated 800,000 people died in the genocide
Rwandan businesswomen have announced plans to sell
relics of the 1994 genocide - including the bones and
skulls of victims.
The Rwandan Businesswomen's Organisation is
planning to open a shop in Dar es Salaam, one of its
members told Tanzania's Daily Mail newspaper.
Florence Kamili said the items on sale would include
video cassettes, victims' clothes and other items related
to the bloodbath.
The group was seeking permission from the Rwandan
government to display and sell the bones and skulls of
genocide victims, Ms Kamili told the newspaper.
"All things being equal, the shop will opened next
month," she said.
"We have completed all the plans, but we need to get a
clearance from the embassy of Rwanda here in Dar es
Wood carvings and tablemats
Up to now, the organisation has dealt in a less
gruesome sort of souvenir.
The women were invited by an organisation called
Women in Poverty Eradication to exhibit their wares at a
recent trade fair in Dar es Salaam. The items on show
included milk flasks, tablemats, wood carvings, and
photo frames and briefcases made from banana fibre.
"We are very much heartened by the way people were
impressed by our handicrafts and history, despite the
fact that we are participating in the trade fair for the first
time," said Ms Kamili told the Daily Mail.
An estimated 800,000 people were killed in the 1994
genocide, in which Hutu militants attacked the Tutsi
people and their sympathisers.