Monday marks 20 years since genocide in Rwanda

genocideToday marks 20 years since the Rwandan genocide.

The country will hold a ceremony today to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Kigali.

The violence began when a plane carrying Rwanda’s president was shot down.

Nearly 800,000 people were killed as rival groups in the African nation engaged in a three month killing spree.

French officials will not be at today’s ceremony, following a statement from the Rwandan president, saying France did not do enough to save lives during the massacre.