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video 07 April 2014 World, Rwanda

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Remembering the horrors of the Rwandan genocide

In 1994, 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the worst genocide since the Holocaust. Lindsey Hilsum was the only western journalist in the capital, Kigali. She recounts that terrible episode.

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Rwanda 20 years on: one journalist's memories - video

Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum was the only western journalist living in Rwanda when the genocide began. In this moving interview, she talks about the horrors she witnessed.

post 07 April 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Memories of horror and guilt after Rwanda's genocide

Lindsey Hilsum was living in the Rwandan capital when the killings began - but it was not before hundreds of thousands of lives were lost that she realised she was witnessing genocide.

article 10 May 2013 World, Rwanda
Rwanda cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti was the first cyclist to compete in the Olympics for Rwanda (R)
Fatima Manji by Team Rwanda: from genocide to the Olympics

Twenty years after the genocide, Adrien Niyonshuti became the first Rwandan cyclist to compete in the Olympics. He tells Channel 4 News about his journey and his part in a new film about the team.

article 25 March 2013 World, Rwanda
Angelina Jolie and William Hague have embarked on a mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda to fight rape as a weapon of war (picture: Reuters)
Cathy Newman by Warzone rape: Angelina Jolie and William Hague fly to Africa

Angelina Jolie and William Hague fly into the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of their battle against the use of rape as a weapon of war.

article 18 March 2013 World, Rwanda
Bosco Ntaganda, who has been wanted by the ICC for six years, hands himself in in Rwanda (picture: Reuters)
Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda hands himself in

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, known as "The Terminator", hands himself into the US Embassy in the Rwandan capital.

post 30 November 2012
FactCheck Q&A: The shady regimes that still get UK aid

Rwanda will see its aid budget reduced amid allegations it is helping rebels in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. Who else gets our money - and are their hands clean?

article 30 November 2012 UK, Rwanda
Decision to stop UK aid to Rwanda a big moment
Jonathan Miller by Decision to stop Rwanda aid 'marks start of new era'

The halting of aid to Rwanda is "Britain throwing down the gauntlet", writes Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Miller who investigated alleged military interference in Congo for Dispatches on Monday.

article 30 November 2012 World, Rwanda
Britain is withholding 21m of aid to Rwanda amid concerns that the state is supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it was announced today.
UK halts 21m Rwanda aid over DR Congo claims

Britain is withholding 21m of aid to Rwanda amid concerns that the state is supporting rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it was announced today.