The reconciliation of the people of Rwanda is one of the greatest stories of forgiveness in modern history.
Rwanda, one of the most beautiful countries in sub-Saharan Africa, is often called the “Switzerland of Africa”. Rwanda is about the size of the state of Maryland. It is one of the most heavily populated countries on the continent with eleven million people. Also called the “Land of a Thousand Hills” because of its’ hilly terrain, most of its people farm the land on steep, terraced slopes.
Rwanda frequently conjures up memories of the 1994 Genocide where over one million people were systematically killed in just 120 days. The incredible horror of that Genocide, two decades ago, has been replaced by a strong, forward-thinking and determined government bent on removing corruption and rebuilding with a proud national confidence. Today, Rwanda is increasingly becoming one of the most prosperous nations in sub-Saharan Africa. The reconciliation of the people of Rwanda is one of the greatest stories of forgiveness in modern history.