Rwandan President Paul Kagame says that 21 years after Rwanda's genocide, the country is still threatened by the rebels who carried out the killings and who live across the border in eastern Congo.

Speaking at a commemoration of the genocide which broke out on April 7, 1994, and which killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, Kagame said the international community has failed to rout out the Rwandan rebels accused of participating in the killings with the same decisive force that was used to defeat a different rebel group in eastern Congo in 2013.

Kagame has been Rwanda's president since 2000 and is credited with stabilizing the country and putting it on a path to prosperity. But he is also criticized for not tolerating dissent.