It has been 20 years since the start of perhaps 100 of history’s darkest days. I was only 3 at the time, hopelessly unaware of world events. Over the weekend I mentioned to a collogue here in Kenya that Monday is the 20 year “anniversary” of the Rwandan Genocide. He, being much older than I, remembers the events more clearly, responded, “Has it really been 20 years already!? It seems like it was yesterday.”
If this is the response of a Kenyan whose has a more or less indirect connection to the events in Rwanda, think about how heavily this history must weigh on Rwandans who lived through the genocide. Rwandans who, perhaps, participated in the tragic events and Rwandans who, perhaps, lost loved ones during those 100 fateful days.