Candlelight vigil held in Kigali to mark genocide annivesary

A candlelight vigil is held in Amahoro Stadium in Kigali to mark 25 years since the Rwandan genocide during which more than 800,000 people were killed. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and several European leaders participate in the commemoration. IMAGES of ceremony

Rwanda’s Kagame lays wreath at genocide memorial in Kigali

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and world leaders take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where more than 250,000 victims are believed to be buried, as they commemorate the 25th anniversary of the genocide.

Infantino arrives at FIFA Council meeting in Kigali

Fifa boss Gianni Infantino, UEFA’s Alexander Ceferin and other officials arrive at the Kigali Convention Center for a FIFA council meeting in Rwanda. IMAGES

First WHO Africa health forum opens in Kigali

The first WHO Africa Health Forum, “Putting People First, the Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa” opens in Rwanda. The event aims to highlight the challenges and opportunities to improve health services across the continent.

Fleeing to Rwanda: Burundi On The Brink (Dispatch 1)

Over 150,000 people have fled the small Eastern African nation of Burundi since political strife, intimidation, and unrest have plagued the country in recent months. Many of those migrants have sought refuge in neighboring Rwanda. Nearly 30,000 civilians are now living in Mahama refugee camp, one of the largest UNHCR camps built since the crisis began in April 2015.

A large number of activists, journalists, politicians, and opposition leaders have also fled Burundi for their own personal safety, settling in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

VICE News stops through Rwanda en route to Burundi and speaks with young men at Mahama camp and an activist in Kigali about what life is like amid the current political crisis.

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