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In Rwanda, where 20 years ago genocide claimed over 800,000 lives, the difference is that Kazigwemo murdered his neighbours – relatives of his wife's weaving partner and next-door neighbour in a "reconciliation village", where free housing comes at the price of forgiveness.

In Rwanda, where 20 years ago genocide claimed over 800,000 lives, the difference is that Kazigwemo murdered his neighbours – relatives of his wife's weaving partner and next-door neighbour in a "reconciliation village", where free housing comes at the price of forgiveness.

Rwanda like many nations has suffered poverty, war, and destruction amongst many things. The Rwanda genocide began on April 6, 1994; it is an untold story of a power  within two strong ethnicities.  The Tutsi and the Hutu. Competition between the minority, the Hutu and the Tutsi’s who had centuries of power under them.

Rwanda like many nations has suffered poverty, war, and destruction amongst many things. The Rwanda genocide began on April 6, 1994; it is an untold story of a power within two strong ethnicities. The Tutsi and the Hutu. Competition between the minority, the Hutu and the Tutsi’s who had centuries of power under them.

7 April 2011 marked the 17th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.  I started writing this almost six months ago but I still feel as though I’m nowhere near capturing the anguish and gut-wrenching sorrow I felt in Kigali’s stadium that day. - See more at: http://drshem.com/2011/11/23/rwandan-genocide-never-shake-hands-with-the-devil/#sthash.e19Q95pk.dpuf

7 April 2011 marked the 17th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. I started writing this almost six months ago but I still feel as though I’m nowhere near capturing the anguish and gut-wrenching sorrow I felt in Kigali’s stadium that day. - See more at: http://drshem.com/2011/11/23/rwandan-genocide-never-shake-hands-with-the-devil/#sthash.e19Q95pk.dpuf

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 wasn't an isolated event. It was the most horrific in a string of mass murders perpetrated by the Hutu against the Tutsi, and vice versa, since 1962, when Belgium granted independence to Rwanda and Burundi, two neighboring nations in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 wasn't an isolated event. It was the most horrific in a string of mass murders perpetrated by the Hutu against the Tutsi, and vice versa, since 1962, when Belgium granted independence to Rwanda and Burundi, two neighboring nations in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

"“In 1994, the world was shamed when it turned a blind eye to the desperate cries for help coming from Rwanda. Africa and the rest of the international community wrung their hands as hundreds of thousands were slaughtered,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General." Salil Shetty

"“In 1994, the world was shamed when it turned a blind eye to the desperate cries for help coming from Rwanda. Africa and the rest of the international community wrung their hands as hundreds of thousands were slaughtered,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General." Salil Shetty

Student activist Zia Nabavi is serving a 10-year sentence in a remote location on the vague charge of “enmity against God”.

Student activist Zia Nabavi is serving a 10-year sentence in a remote location on the vague charge of “enmity against God”.

Student and women's rights activist Bahareh Hedayat is serving a 10-year sentence following her arrest in 2009.

Student and women's rights activist Bahareh Hedayat is serving a 10-year sentence following her arrest in 2009.

Majid Tavakkoli, a student leader and winner of the Norwegian Student Peace Prize 2013, was arrested on National Student Day in 2009.

Majid Tavakkoli, a student leader and winner of the Norwegian Student Peace Prize 2013, was arrested on National Student Day in 2009.