KIGALI, Rwanda

Rwandans on Tuesday observed the 26th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group, with events limited due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The week of national mourning will last until April 13 under the theme, Remember, Unite, Renew.

In a brief national ceremony, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame laid wreaths on graves at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the capital Kigali, where the remains of more than 250,000 genocide victims were buried.

Fewer people attended the ceremony this year, with similar events banned for the first time in other parts of

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