Survivor Recalls the Horror of Rwanda Genocide

World Today

20 years after the Rwanda genocide, vigils were held around the world. The season of slaughter that decimated Rwanda twenty years ago is one of the defining outrages of humankind.

Considered one of the most cruel mass murders in modern history, roughly a million people were killed in a hundred days, most of them butchered by hand, by their neighbors. The killing was programmatic, a campaign prepared and orchestrated by the state to extirpate the Tutsi minority in the name of an ideology known as Hutu Power. It was, in conception and execution, the starkest and most comprehensive case of genocide since the crime was defined in international law, in response to the Holocaust. In the Canadian capital, Ottawa, about 300 people marched silently through the streets — to remember the dead. CCTV’s Kristiaan Yeo speaks to one survivor.

Survivor Recalls the Horror of Rwanda Genocide

Survivor Recalls the Horror of Rwanda Genocide

20 years after the Rwanda genocide, vigils were held around the world. In the Canadian capital, Ottawa, about 300 people marched silently through the streets -- to remember the dead. CCTV's Kristiaan Yeo speaks to one survivor.