Returning to Rwanda after 16 years

In the wake of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, an estimated 2 million Hutus fled across the border to DR Congo. Nearly 16 years later, some of these Rwandans are coming home under a reconciliation and repatriation programme sponsored by the United Nations and the Rwanda government. Sorious Samura reports on the returnees for Al Jazeers’a People and Power series. He follows one woman called Vestine, who was 16 years old when she escaped over the border, to see and what she found when she arrived home. You can watch the journey below.

“With God’s help I will get back to my country, back to my home. That’s all.

“I don’t know anything about the genocide. I didn’t kill anyone or steal from anyone. I just want to get back to my home, to my family property with my children,” she says. link

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