Hotel Rwanda hero: Rwanda is a volcano waiting to erupt





The hotel manager who saved the lives of more than 1,200 Rwandans during the 1994 genocide has warned that the country remains in the grip of ethnic tensions that could "erupt anytime."

Sixteen years after the killings in which an estimated 800,000 to one million Rwandan Tutsis and moderate Hutus died, Paul Rusesabagina says lessons have not been learned from past mistakes.

During the genocide, Rusesabagina, the real-life inspiration for the 2004 film "Hotel Rwanda," helped to shelter more than 1,200 people at the Milles Collines hotel, where he was assistant manager and used many of his business and political connections to help keep the building safe.

A spokesman from the country's foreign ministry declined to comment on Rusesabagina's claims, telling CNN: "We have nothing to say about this."

His comments come amid growing international concern over the arrests of Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, an ethnic Hutu and her U.S. lawyer....


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