Dispatches: Welcome to Ground Zero, Rwanda

Welcome to Ground Zero, Rwanda

In the gardens of the presidential palace in Kigali, a chunk of fuselage lies in an ornamental pool. Passenger seats litter the once manicured lawn. A tail wing juts through banana leaves. This is ground zero of Rwanda's carnage, where the bloodletting that has taken more than 200,000 lives had its catalyst. On a quiet evening two months ago, a French-made Mystere-Falcon carrying President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and the President of Burundi from peace talks in Tanzania was hit by rocket fire and slammed into the earth just outside the compound, killing all 10 on board. The impact blasted bodies...

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