World|life|April 8, 2019 / 01:45 PM
Rwanda marks 25 years since genocide

AKIPRESS.COM - Rwanda's president said the country had become "a family once again", while marking the 25th anniversary of the genocide that killed 800,000 people, BBC reports.

Paul Kagame, who led a rebel force that ended the slaughter, lit a remembrance flame in the capital Kigali.

Rwandans will mourn for 100 days, the time it took in 1994 for about a tenth of the country to be massacred.

Most of those who died were minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus, killed by ethnic Hutu extremists.

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