Opinion: Deadly effects of Rwandan genocide still felt today


The Rwandan genocide began 25 years ago.

However, the deadly repercussions are still being felt.

  • Dirke Köpp
  • Deutsche Welle

One only has to look to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, writes Dirke Köpp.

Stroll through the Rwandan capital, Kigali, today and you’ll encounter well-kept streets, new skyscrapers and business centers — a modern city.

And yet, 25 years ago, these same streets — and roads throughout the country — were lined with hundreds of thousands of corpses.

The putrid smell of decay hung the air.

It has been a quarter century since nearly 1 million people, most of them from the Tutsi minority group but also members of the Hutu majority, were…

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