In Rwanda, the Flame of Remembrance has been lit by President Paul Kagame and the First Lady to mark the 21st commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi which claimed over a million lives in 1994.

The flame will burn for 100 days during this period Rwandans across the country and world will reflect on the period through which the gruesome massacres occurred from April 7 until June 4 1994.

Kagame who between 1990-1994 commanded the Rwanda Patriotic Army, then a rebel group, stopped the genocide and defeated the genocide regime.

President Kagame and First Lady lighting the flame to mark 100 days of the 21st commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi.
President Kagame and First Lady lighting the flame to mark 100 days of the 21st commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi.

 

Mourners gathered in Rusororo sector, Gasabo District.
Mourners gathered in Rusororo sector, Gasabo District.

 

Nobody was left behind in Nyirabihanya village in Kamonyi District as residents gathered to remember their loved ones who perished in the Genocide.
Nobody was left behind in Nyirabihanya village in Kamonyi District as residents gathered to remember their loved ones who perished in the Genocide.

 

Rwamagana District officials in Eastern Province joined residents to commemorate the 21st Genocide anniversary.
Rwamagana District officials in Eastern Province joined residents to commemorate the 21st Genocide anniversary.

 

MPs joined residents and officials to commemorate the Genocide in Ngoma District, Eastern Province.
MPs joined residents and officials to commemorate the Genocide in Ngoma District, Eastern Province.

 

In Nyanza District, mourners honoured Tutsi who were killed and thrown in Nyamagana valley dam.
In Nyanza District, mourners honoured Tutsi who were killed and thrown in Nyamagana valley dam.

 

In Kamonyi District, Southern Province, a mass was held at Kabgayi Cathedral pray and honour Genocide victims.
In Kamonyi District, Southern Province, a mass was held at Kabgayi Cathedral pray and honour Genocide victims.

 

In Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, residents walked in remmberance of Genocide victims.
In Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, residents walked in remmberance of Genocide victims.

 

Grief was high as residents of Mudende sector in Rubavu District, Western Province remembered thier loved ones.
Grief was high as residents of Mudende sector in Rubavu District, Western Province remembered thier loved ones.

 

Genocide victims were honoured by officials at Byumba memorial site in Gicumbi District, Northern Province.
Genocide victims were honoured by officials at Byumba memorial site in Gicumbi District, Northern Province.

 

 Mourners in a walk to remember during the commemoration event in Nyamagabe District, Southern Province.

Mourners in a walk to remember during the commemoration event in Nyamagabe District, Southern Province.

 

This man in Kirehe District laid a wreth in River Akagera to honour his relatives killed and dumped in the River.
This man in Kirehe District laid a wreth in River Akagera to honour his relatives killed and dumped in the River.



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