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

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