Kigali Genocide Memorial
In 1994, in Rwanda, in a span of 100 days, an estimated 1,000,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were inhumanely eliminated by the Interahamwe army. Built in 2001, this memorial grounds and exhibition honors an estimated 250,000 people killed then and buried in mass graves. It attempts to explain what the world watched and unfolded to be the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. The tour to the memorial grounds takes half a day. It is intense and moving. It details the happenings during the genocide, divisive colonial experiences in Rwanda and search for justice and reconciliation. Rwanda is currently one of the most promising countries in Africa.