Rwandans sitting in the stands hold candles as part of a candlelit vigil during a memorial service held at Amahoro stadium in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Sunday, April 7, 2019. Rwanda is commemorating the 25th anniversary of when the country descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
In 1994, in the span of 100 days, unimaginable carnage occurred in the African nation of Rwanda. Between April and July inter-tribal tensions exploded into civil war following the assassination of the Rwandan President.
Violence quickly escalated and before it was over an estimated 800,000 people were killed.
The violence also caused an unprecedented “flight of humanity,” with more than one million people displaced from their homes and into neighboring countries.
Twenty-five years later, the world is reflecting on the genocide that killed one in ten Rwandans.
Dickinson College President Margee Ensign, Ph.D, and Dickinson College student and Rwandan native Nelly Teta Ntwali, class of 2022, appears on Smart Talk, December 2, 2019.
Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, ambassador to Rwanda, appears on Smart Talk, December 2, 2019.
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