Habimana Moise was born in Rwanda in 1994, the year of the genocide. His parents were Hutu and fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo through fear of revenge from the Tutsi people. We accompany him as he returns to Rwanda for the first time.
The victims were found in mass graves underneath residential homes in the outskirts of the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Family members were able to identify their loved ones by their teeth, clothing and other remains.
Rwanda holds Damas Gisimba in high honor for saving over 400 people in the 1994 genocide. The man who displayed such unusual resilience and bravery at a time of the mass slaughter of Tutsis spoke to DW in Kigali.
The French president has named a commission to investigate France's role in the 1994 killings. More than 800,000 people, mostly ethnic Tutsis, were murdered in a genocidal campaign by militias loyal to the government.
"What happened here will never happen again," said President Paul Kagame. The country will mark the deaths of 800,000 people with a candlelight vigil in a stadium that once sheltered victims.
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