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Rwanda begins 100 days of mourning for over 800,000 people slaughtered in genocide

Rwanda begins 100 days of mourning for over 800,000 people slaughtered in genocide

Rwanda on 7 April 2019 begins one hundred days of mourning for over 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.

President Paul Kagame will start a week of commemoration activities by lighting a remembrance flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where more than 250,000 victims are believed to be buried, mainly from the Tutsi people.

Rwanda 
The killings started on April 7, 1994, and lasted till July 4 of that year.

Rwanda is a landlocked East African country with a green, mountainous landscape.

Its capital is Kigali.

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