Kigali, the Capital City
Rambling over the many hills and the green valleys, the flowering tree lined streets and the boulevards of this modern city are calmer than those of the nearby Kampala and Nairobi in Kenya.there is also a great selection of the cafes and restaurants, the many views that are beautiful over the broad valleys of the city. A large range of the traditional souvenir shops that make stop in between you sightseeing with in the city.
The Nyamata Church
In the Bugesera district, which is south of Kigali, there is a small town Nyamata where shortly after 7th April 1994 spack of the genocide, many ethnic Titsis and the mordern Hutus took refuge in the churches. At those Catholic Church, Militias killed over 10,000 people in and around the grounds between the 14th and the 19th of April 1994. This church now serves as a homage to those who died as well as those who have suffered tragedy in the family. The excavated clothing and the skeletal remains of the killed ones as well as personal stories of the survivors are on display.
The Kigali Memorial Centre
As you walk the streets of Kigali today, it’s hard to imagine the 100 days of madness in which the tutsis and the Hutus were killed by the interahamwe in one of the most savage genocide in history. This centre has been built near the mass graves of over 250000 of those who died and attempts to explain the event with in the context from the colonial adventure in Rwanda and the many crimes that took place in 1994 to the aftermath of the genocide and the search for justice. The tour also ends with a section about many other killings of global importance.