President Paul Kagame will start a week of commemoration activities by lighting a remembrance flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where more than 250,000 victims are believed to be buried, mainly from the Tutsi people.
The Rwandan genocide was not the tale of two supposedly savage tribes in an African country. Instead, European colonialism helped plant the seeds of future tragedy.
A handful of Muslims took a stand during the hundred days of slaughter. Their stance inspired thousands of Rwandans to become Muslim in what was once called Africa’s most Catholic country.
Incumbent Paul Kagame, a commander who led Tutsi rebel forces into Rwanda to end the 1994 genocide, wins a sweeping victory in the presidential election.
Former Rwandan politician Léon Mugesera is given life sentence for hate speech aimed at stirring up killings of minority Tutsis during central African country's genocide
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