Now, almost all if not all the countries in the world have this Monday reacted to the latest reports on Osama Bin Laden’s death. Here in Rwanda, the US Embassy whom Contact FM spoke to welcomed the killing, however cushioning that the Al-Qaeda network is still alive and intent on attacking the US and other peace loving citizens of the world.
Bin laden, who is blamed for a series of terrorist attacks including the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US that killed more than 3,000 people was shot dead at a compound near Islamabad, Pakistan by US forces.
In an exclusive interview with Contact FM, Susan Falatko, the Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Kigali said the death of Bin Laden was a victory for the US.
Al-Qaeda has over the past decade built networks across the globe from Africa, Asia to Europe. Lydie Boka is the chief analyst and manager of Strategico, a Paris-based think tank. She says Bin laden’s death will not affect Al-Qaeda in the long run and expects more attacks in the future.
US media reports said that Bin Laden’s body was buried at sea to conform with Islamic practice of a burial within 24 hours and to prevent any grave becoming a shrine.