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Rwanda, 20 years on - Special programming on France 24

Latest update : 2014-03-31

Starting April 5th, France 24 will offer special programming dedicated to the Rwandan genocide commemorations, with a series of programs presented live from Kigali and several reports on Rwanda past and present.

Saturday April 5th at 8.40pm*

Presented by: Mark Owen (Eng) / Antoine Cormery (Fr) / Taoufik Mjaied (Ar)
Report by: Eve Irvine and Pauline Simonet
Format: 17min

France 24’s international in-depth reports magazine will propose a special edition of the programme dedicated to the Rwandan genocide. Using archive images, this documentary will retrace the history of the year 1994.

Sunday April 6th at 8.40pm*

Kigali revisited
Presented by: Stuart Norval (eng) / Valérie Fayolle (fr) / Donia Nouar (ara)
Report by: Catherine Norris-Trent and Willy Bracciano
Format: 17min

Kigali has had a facelift. The city has been transformed and wealthy Rwandans from the diasporas are investing heavily in Rwanda’s capital. However, behind the scenes, things are much less idyllic.

Monday April 7th at 9.45pm and 10.45pm*

Africa News
Presented by: Georja Calvin Smith (eng) / Pauline Simonet (fr)
Format: 10min

Two special editions will be presented live from Kigali. France 24’s African segment will look back at the highlights of this day of commemorations in Rwanda and across Africa.


Monday April 7th at 7.45am (repeated)*
Format : 5mn

An in-depth report devoted to the survivors testimonials. They will talk about what they endured during the hundred-day 1994 genocide.

Monday April 7th at 7.10pm*

The Debate
Presented by: François Picard (eng) / Vanessa Burggraf (fr)
Format: 50min

François Picard plays host to the actors and witnesses of these events as they look back at the days that changed their lives forever. Twenty years on, what lessons can be learnt? What are the consequences for today’s Rwanda?

Viewers and Web users are invited to send in their questions and comments on the social networks using the #F24Debate hashtag.

Every 30 minutes*

This special programming will be supplemented with several reports in France 24’s various news bulletins as well as on in French, English and Arabic. Our journalists and special correspondents will report live from Kigali.

FRANCE24.COM visitors will discover a webdocumentary entitled “Rwanda 20 years on: portraits of change”. This interactive report will take the viewers to the heart of daily life in a village in the east of the country where efforts to rebuild are confronted with the memory of the genocide.

France 24 English and French versions are available in Rwanda as part of StarTimes and RBA digital terrestrial offers. Both versions are also accessible via digital MMDS in the TELE 10 package. French version is also available as part of the Canal+ and DSTV packages. Viewers can also access France 24 free-to-air, on satellites Ku SES-5 (French and English) and on Eutelsat 16A (French).

RFI, the France Médias Monde radio station, is also fully mobilized to cover this event and will feature a special schedule on all its radio stations dedicated to these commemorations. For more information go to:


*Paris time

About France 24, a France Médias Monde channel
France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 to 250 million homes around the world in French, Arabic and English. Its three versions have a combined weekly audience of 41.7 million TV viewers (calculation method used without extrapolation in 55 of the 177 countries where at least one of the three channels is broadcast). From its newsroom in Paris, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of several hundred correspondents located in nearly every country. It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs. FRANCE 24’s new media platforms, which are also available in three languages, attract 14 million visits, 7 million video views a month and 6.5 million followers on social networks. (FRANCE24.COM)

Damien AMADOU / (+33) 01 84 22 74 32 - / @pressf24



Date created : 2014-03-31