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Born in a Christian home in the African nation of Burundi, Ornella Umubyeyi was a young girl when her family moved to the neighboring nation of Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. According to the United Human Rights Council, 800,000 people were killed in the massacre that lasted three months. The bloodshed was the result of decades of strife between the Hutu ethnic majority and the Tutsi minority.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Divinity Student Works to Share God’s Love in Africa" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1025.