During the conflict, soldiers would run through the streets in formation, boots clomping the ground, singing about their military prowess.
Ethnic slaughter in April and May 1972, in response to an attempted uprising, resulted in at least 100,000 people being killed, among them nearly all educated Hutus.
After series of Tutsi coups President Pierre Buyoya came to power in 1987.
Buyoya took steps to heal the country and democratic elections were held in 1993.
“Watching the clip is heart-breaking,’’ said Berahino, talking at West Brom’s training ground amidst preparations for Saturday’s visit to Old Trafford. ’ They have no choice.” Now 21, Berahino has still to re-visit the land of his birth following his traumatic flight as a 10-year-old. I trust the people who’ve been there when I’ve been up and down in life. Every day they put their work in, they want me to succeed. The result didn’t go our way (a 3-2 defeat) but the fans were brilliant and it showed the love of the club for Jeff Astle.” Away from some awkward headlines, Berahino is revealing his altruistic side.
"People keep telling me it’s not the right time yet to come back. They don’t want anything to happen to me especially now with the elections coming up, and riots going on back home. Everyone here gives me 100%, from the kitchen staff when they are making the food, giving me a nice dinner, to the coaches outside who always want me to learn more. I may have a bad game but one of the coaches or players will come and say ‘don’t worry about it, it’s one of those games, let’s move on’.” A player carefully nurtured by Albion since he was 12 is frequently linked with other clubs. “I want to make people understand that it’s not just about me holding a dinner, people to turn up and then that’s it.