Analysis: France opens Rwanda genocide archives to ease strained ties

France has opened its archives from the period of Rwanda’s genocide as part of President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to more fully confront the French role in the genocide and to improve relations with Rwanda. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Douglas Herbert says the recent relationship between the two countries has been marked by mutual recrimination. Wednesday marked 27 years since the start of the 1994 genocide, which saw an estimated 800,000 people massacred in a period of around 100 days.