The UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda seemed straightforward at first. But as the mass killings began, the UN ordered its blue helmeted troops to evacuate foreigners — but not intervene to save the Tutsis from slaughter.
Switch on the radio in Rwanda in April and you're likely to hear programming that commemorates those killed in the 1994 genocide. Acleo Mugisha, a producer at Radio KFM in Kigali says young Rwandans are turning to new sorts of music to mark the genocide's 20th anniversary.
Rwandans relived events of 20 years ago Monday "as if they were twenty seconds ago," says author Philip Gourevitch. He was among those gathered in the main stadium in the capital Kigali Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide.
Twenty years ago, a genocide started in Rwanda that killed at least 800,000 people. Rwanda has been rebuilding and healing ever since the killing ended. Many around the world were moved to help, though few as directly as Josh and Alissa Ruxin
UN peacekeepers are often criticized for failing to act in the face of conflict. But 20 years ago this month, while the Rwandan genocide raged, one Senegalese UN peacekeeper was running daring missions that saved an estimated 600 people. The BBC's Mark Doyle tells the story of Capt. Mbaye Diagne.
The government of Rwanda is credited with restoring social stability and rebuilding the economy after the 1994 genocide, but critics say Paul Kagame riles with too heavy a hand, especially when it comes to the press.
With high population density and few natural resources, Rwanda is trying to carve out a path to a prosperous future using the model of one of the great Asian economies: Singapore.
Rwanda would like to be the Singapore of Africa - an IT center in the region. And it's calling on China for help though Rwanda wants to dictate the terms. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Kigali.
China is doing a lot to promote its interests in Africa. But it's not all about building roads and infrastructure. China is trying to promote its language and culture as well.
Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, briefly responded to accusations that he shot down a plane that triggered the Rwandan genocide.