I was still in shock and impressed in regards to how different Rwanda actually was in comparison to the rest of Africa, specifically roughly 80% of Eastern Africa that I had already visited. This place showed the dark side of humanity and Rwanda shows the beauty at the same time. The country is a shining example of what Africa could be with minimal corruption, clean streets, law and order, and impossibly green and manicured gardens and lawns… EVERYWHERE.
When I first saw these graves I was taken aback because I just thought to myself, “how could anyone allow this to happen”. The United Nations didn’t even intervene during the genocide and with the information provided inside the memorial, the UN doesn’t even consider it a genocide. Thankfully, Rwanda is an incredible place to be right now and one of the safest places in Africa.