Young Rwandans hold flameless candles while taking part on a vigil during the commemorations of the 30th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the BK Arena in Kigali on April 7, 2024.

Rwanda on Sunday paid solemn tribute to genocide victims, 30 years after a deliberate campaign orchestrated by Hutu extremists tore apart the country in one of the bloodiest massacres of the 20th century.

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Young Rwandans are Leading Commemorations of the 30th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi

Three decades since the East Africa country experienced the worst event of its history, which claimed the lives of over a million Rwandans, its youth is reflecting on how understanding the past can help build a better future.