NPR

Rwanda's Genocide Victims Remembered 25 Years Later

Some 800,000 Rwandans, mostly from the country's Tutsi minority, were killed in the mass slaughter. President Kagame said the country is "wounded and heartbroken, yes. But unvanquished."

With the start of collective mourning set to last for months, Rwandans are marking 25 years since a genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of people.

In the nation's capital on Sunday, President Paul Kagame led foreign dignitaries and Rwandan people in including laying wreaths of white flowers and lighting a flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR4 min read
Churchill's First Year As Prime Minister Is Electric In 'The Splendid And The Vile'
One of America's best storytellers does it again: Erik Larson's gripping account of Winston Churchill's leadership through Hitler's bombing campaign against England is nearly impossible to put down.
NPR3 min read
White House Appoints Outspoken Ambassador As New Acting Head Of Intelligence
Richard Grenell, the vocal and frequently controversial U.S. envoy in Berlin, replaces another acting director. Grenell, a Trump loyalist, has no background in intelligence.
NPR2 min read
From Their Desks To Ours: Tiny Desk Concerts From Our 5 Tiny Desk Contest Winners
These five artists make music that is singular enough to stand out among the thousands of others who enter the Contest each year with high hopes of playing at the Desk.