Ceremonies commemorating the death of an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in under 100 days are underway in Rwanda. Twenty years later, there's still bitter argument over the build-up, the failure to stop the slaughter, and the humanitarian disaster that ensued. How could such a collective frenzy to wipe out the lives of men, women and children have been sustained over a three-month period?
Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis
Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States and Author, "The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide"
Former Belgian ambassador to Rwanda (1990-94)
Author of "The Ethnic Trap", "Le Piège Ethnique" Editions Dagorno (1999)
Catherine NORRIS TRENT
FRANCE 24 journalist