Apollan Odetta, a survivor from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide light candles at a mass grave in Nyamata, Rwanda. Two decades after the Rwandan genocide, France is finally opening what critics called its blind eye to justice over the killings.(AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)

France Holds Up Mirror In Rwanda Genocide Trial

Activists hope the Paris trial will remind French leaders of their role and responsibility in Africa — where French power is felt today in Mali and Central African Republic — and mark the end of an era in which France provided a haven for those who committed atrocities abroad.