Two decades ago, nearly a million people were killed in what became one of the worst atrocities in the world. Since then, the country has made great strides in turning itself around and trying to become an economic powerhouse in Africa.
May 23, 1994 A Rwanda Patriotic Front rebel walks by the site of the plane crash that killed Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994. Following his death, Hutu militia and the military started a systematic massacre of Tutsis. Jean-Marc Bouju/AP Buy Photo