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Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.<p>Bloodcurdling screams and sorrowful wails …

Rwanda, 20 years on: how a country is rebuilding itself

To mark 20 years since Rwanda's 100-day massacre, in which 800,000 people were killed, we look at the key ways the country has dealt with its challenges<p>On 6 April 1994, with the world's media focused on the election of Nelson Mandela, a plane was shot downin Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It had …

France pulls out of Rwanda genocide commemorations

<b>The French government has announced that it is pulling out of the 20th anniversary commemorations on Monday for the Rwandan genocide.</b><p>The decision follows an accusation by the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, that France participated in the mass killings in 1994.<p>Mr Kagame has previously made similar …

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Rwanda genocide 20th anniversary: What happened to Rwanda's surviving women?

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide. Caroline Corcoran hears what happened to the group that made up 70 per cent of its survivors: the country's women<p>There are some atrocities that the world pays attention to. Whether it’s learning the details by heart from …