The broken pledge of 'never again'
Barry Egan recalls the scenes of utter horror he witnessed in Rwanda after the genocide there 20 years ago
Last Monday was the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It was an almost methodical attempt to wipe out the country's Tutsi minority over a hundred days of hell. Hutu death squads using machetes slaughtered into bloody oblivion almost a million innocents.
After the Second World War, the international community made a solemn promise that there would never be another genocide like the Nazi mass killings of Jews.
That promise was broken in Africa 20 years ago.