Prince Charles meets genocide survivors in Rwanda
June 22, 2022 at 21:10
Kigali, Rwanda (CNN) The altar of Nyamata Church is draped with a bloodstained cloth.
Charles"The royal then visited Mbyo reconciliation village, one of eight similar villages in Rwanda, where survivors and perpetrators of the genocide live alongside each other.
Prince Charles meeting a genocide victim at the Mybo reconciliation village.
Rwandan footballer and genocide survivor Eric Murangwa had encouraged the prince to include Nyamata during his three-day visit to the country.
Earlier Wednesday, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall met Rwanda's President Kagame and first lady Jeannette Kagame and visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial and museum at Gisozi, where a quarter of a million people are interred.
"This memorial is a place of remembrance, a place where survivors and visitors come and pay respect of the victims of genocide against Tutsi," says Freddy Mutanguha, the site's director and a genocide survivor himself.
Genocide survivor Freddy Mutanguha, director of the Kigali Genocide Memorial and museum.
Graves at the Kigali Memorial for Victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
When the genocide against Tutsi happened, you can see the deniers of the genocide ... mainly those who committed genocide -- they feel they can do it again because they didn't finish the job.
Prince Charles arrived in Rwanda on Tuesday night -- the first member of the royal family to visit the country.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also confirmed to attend the summit of Commonwealth leaders and is expected to meet with Prince Charles on Friday morning.