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RWANDA: Meet Mahuku, 100-year-old survivor whose family was wiped out during Genocide.

RWANDA: Meet Mahuku, 100-year-old survivor whose family was wiped out during Genocide.

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An introverted man, Paul Mahuku spends most of his day seated on the verandah of a male dormitory in Impinganzima hostel in Huye District. It takes a strong rapport with him to establish a conversation. He usually makes prolonged smiles to strangers he is not comfortable enough to talk to but holds emotional conversations and cracks jokes when talking to people he knows. “My name is not Paul but Pawulo. We only have one Paul in Rwanda,” he jokingly says referring to President Paul Kagame. He lives in Impinganzima-Huye hostel, which accommodates elderly people whose families were completely wiped out by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Mahuku was 74 years old during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and after the killing of all his family, he lived a lonely life un...