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Work Bank Chief Tours Rwanda

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is in Rwanda Thursday, for the third stop in his four-nation African tour.

Mr. Wolfowitz visited the memorial to the some 800,000 victims of Rwanda's 1994 genocide. He said it is clear the tragedy could have been prevented and said he regrets the international community didn't do more.

Mr. Wolfowitz is also scheduled to meet with President Paul Kagame. He will also tour World Bank funded projects in the country.

Mr. Wolfowitz is on his first trip to Africa since he became head of the Washington-based World Bank on June 1.

He ended a two-day tour of Burkina Faso Wednesday, and visited Nigeria earlier this week. He wraps up his African tour Friday in South Africa.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.