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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 12:55 PM

Rwandan 'genocide hero' dies

From https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cwlw3xz0zdet/rwanda

Rwandan 'genocide hero' dies
The herbalist hid civilians from militiamen

Will Ross
Africa editor, BBC World Service
Posted at 10:22 18 Dec

A Rwandan woman who saved the lives of more than 100 people during the 1994 genocide has died.

Zura Karuhimbi was reported to be 93, although some suggest she was more than 100 years old.

Her husband and several of her children were killed during the genocide but she deployed unusual methods to protect the sheltering civilians, most of whom were ethnic Tutsis, from Interahamwe militiamen.

An estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed during 100 days of bloodshed in 1994.

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