Time to apologise? France grapples with its role in Rwandan genocide

This date in 1994 marks the start of one of those moments of collective failure for humanity. The Rwandan genocide remembered: 100 days of gruesome slaughter that left an estimated 800,000 dead. After the killing of 10 UN peacekeepers by Hutu radicals, the international community basically upped and left. The United Nations, former colonial power Belgium and the US have all issued formal apologies since.