This African nation transformed itself from a killing field to a tourist mecca. Here's how


b_179_129_16777215_00_images_RWA161616aa001.jpegKIGALI, Rwanda — Waving the national flag ahead of Friday's election, Arnold Kayira praises President Paul Kagame for transforming Rwanda from a horrific genocidal battleground to a thriving nation that lures tourists to see its famed mountain gorillas.

“He saved us,” the 35-year-old street hawker in this capital city said of the 1994 mass killings of mostly Tutsi tribal members by Hutus, a murderous rampage made famous by the 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda.

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