28 years after civil war erupted in Rwanda, causing the death of more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in just 100 days, President Paul Kagame on Thursday 7 April lit the remembrance flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where more than 250,000 victims rest. AfricaNews reports that national mourning will last until April 13 while commemoration activities will go on until July 3, or a period lasting 100 days, the length of the conflict back in 1994.