Nearly one in 10 Rwandans lost their lives in the 100 days of violence in 1994 [File: Jean Bizimana/Reuters]

Kigali, Rwanda – Rwanda is set to start a week-long event marking 25 years since the 1994 genocide, considered one of the worst atrocities of the twentieth century, in which more than 800,000 people were killed.

Across the capital, Kigali, last minute preparations are being made to get the city ready for the first day of the remembrance on Sunday.

In the city’s national stadium, Amphora, young Rwandans are rehearsing a play that they will perform for world leaders who will attend a vigil at the ground on Sunday.

Most in the 30,000 capacity stadium were not born when more than 800,000 of the Tutsi ethnic group

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