Rwandans get along 18 years after genocide

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orphaned children in Rwanda

On 7 April, the international community remembers the horrific slaughter that took place in Rwanda 18 years ago.

From that day, and for approximately 100 days, extremist Hutus massacred around 800,000 people, mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus, in the tiny east African country.

As part of efforts to help heal the wounds and forge a common identity of Rwandans, Hutus and Tutsis live side by side in a Reconciliation Village not far from the capital, Kigali.

Recently, a delegation of women from the United States visited the village and experienced first hand how Rwandans are living together and healing the wounds of the past.

One of these women is Marjan Khalili, who told Derrick Mbatha about the visit to Rwanda.

Duration: 4’17″

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