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Rwanda remembers victims of the 1994 Tutsi genocide

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame light a remembrance flame for the 27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.   -  
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It has been exaclty 27 years, since the 1994 Tutsi genocide started in Rwanda. 

A sad day comemorated each year by the presidency to remember the victims of the orchestrated mass killings.

Alongside his wife Jeannette, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, lit the flame of hope at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where the remains of 250,000 victims are buried.

Is is estimated that close to a million people died in the 1994 genocide, which to this day, remains a painful scar for Rwandan people.

President Paul Kagame said the recent publishing of the Duclert report by a group of historians who looked into the role of the French authorities in the 1994 genocide was an "important step toward a common understanding of what took place".

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