25 years after genocide, can Rwanda heal? 6 villages try

  • In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2019, genocide survivor Jannette Mukabyagaju, 42, recounts her experience as her 8-year-old daughter Natasha Umutesi listens, in their home in the reconciliation village of Mbyo, near Nyamata, in Rwanda. Twenty-five years after the genocide the country has six “reconciliation villages” where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2019, genocide survivor Jannette Mukabyagaju, 42, recounts her experience in her home in the reconciliation village of Mbyo, near Nyamata, in Rwanda. Twenty-five years after the genocide the country has six “reconciliation villages” where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2019, genocide survivor Laurencia Mukalemera, right, a Tutsi, greets Tasian Nkundiye, left, a Hutu who murdered her husband and spent eight years in prison for the killing and other crimes, at Nkundiye’s home in the reconciliation village of Mbyo, near Nyamata, in Rwanda. Twenty-five years after the genocide the country has six “reconciliation villages” where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2019, genocide survivor Laurencia Mukalemera, right, a Tutsi, greets Tasian Nkundiye, left, a Hutu who murdered her husband and spent eight years in prison for the killing and other crimes, at Nkundiye’s home in the reconciliation village of Mbyo, near Nyamata, in Rwanda. Twenty-five years after the genocide the country has six “reconciliation villages” where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2019, genocide survivor Laurencia Mukalemera, left, a Tutsi, is offered a cup of water by Tasian Nkundiye, right, a Hutu who murdered her husband and spent eight years in prison for the killing and other crimes, before being interviewed at Nkundiye’s home in the reconciliation village of Mbyo, near Nyamata, in Rwanda. Twenty-five years after the genocide the country has six “reconciliation villages” where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2019, the children of genocide survivors and perpetrators play together in the reconciliation village of Mbyo, near Nyamata, in Rwanda. Twenty-five years after the genocide the country has six “reconciliation villages” where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

MBYO, Rwanda — Twenty-five years ago, Tasian Nkundiye murdered his neighbor with a machete.

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