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Hutu Muslims saved Tutsis during Rwandan genocide

Rwanda has been marking the 15th anniversary of the country’s genocide when according to the government 1.2 million people were killed, the UN says 800,000 died, most of those murdered were ethnic Tutsis.

During that genocide, tens of thousands of Tutsis fled into Muslim mosques to escape from the machete-wielding Hutu mobs.

And their lives were spared because many Hutus believed Muslims were evil and were afriad to go into mosques.

Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege tells the story of survivors who narrowly escaped death, and the Islamic resistance to the genocide.


Divisions loom over G20 gathering

World leaders including Barack Obama, the US president, will gather in London for final talks on the eve of a G20 summit dogged by divisions on how to tackle the economic crisis.

Obama’s stimulus approach to boost economic growth is facing stiff opposition from European and other governments.

Al Jazeera’s Matthew Moore reports.


Mexico’s youth being lured into drug trade

No one knows how many young people are joining the drug traffickers, but it is luring many.

The illegal business is worth an estimated $80 billion dollars a year.

According to a US State Department official, thats drawn an estimated 150 thousand Mexicans to the illegal drug trade and fueled the violence.

For them, the answer is simple: the government must remove the economic incentive for trafficking drugs by legalising them.

Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.


Pakistanis doubt impact of change on their daily lives

Pakistan has announced the reinstatement of its deposed supreme court chief judge, Iftikhar Chaudhry, in order to defuse a political crisis.

His supporters have call it a “people power” victory. Observers say it has caused a shift in the political landscape. But as Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from Gujranwala in Punjab, ordinary people are realistic in their expectations.