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Rwanda, Beyond Kigali – A Cultural Portrait

It wasn’t until the vehicles left the outskirts of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda that the true culture of this fascinating country began to emerge. Kigali, had appeared a modern, busy city, with plenty of development, including the arrival of several large chain hotels, but not the Rwanda our group hoped to see. Rwanda is known as the “Land …

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Kigali Genocide Memorial; Rwanda

The entrance to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre appears a quite non-descript building, belying the powerful story held within the grey, almost porta cabin walls of the centre. The basic details of the genocide are probably well known to many, but watching the videos, hearing the testimonies of survivors and reading the graphic, harrowing narratives bring the story home in a …