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Op-Ed: Rwanda, in crisis, uses coercive force to achieve justice

What happens when moral law is absent and the arbitrary exercise of power becomes the only means of delivering justice? Tyranny ensues.

This new praying mantis is a 'preying' mantis

The praying mantis gets its name from the way its large front legs are bent, making the insect look like it is praying. The larger group to which the mantis belongs is called "praying mantids." Regardless of what we call them, they are formidable hunters.

French ambassador barred from Rwanda genocide commemorations

Kigali - The French ambassador to Rwanda said Monday he has been barred from attending events marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide, amid a major diplomatic row surrounding France's controversial role in the events of 1994.

Rwanda mourns the dead, 20 years since genocide

Kigali - Rwanda holds solemn commemorations Monday for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800,000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed by renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

Rwanda remembered: A lesson in forgiveness and reconciliation

Hvar - It is 20 years since the start of a genocide in Africa which claimed the lives of 800,000 people. Two decades later, a lesson in reconciliation.

Rwanda in diplomatic trouble 20 years after genocide

Kigali - As Rwanda marks 20 years since its 1994 genocide, the government is seeking to stress the strides the country has made since those dark days, despite international concern over its hardline leader.

Rwandan politician says Dallaire never spoke of genocide plan Special

A politician at the centre of a 20-year-old controversy over warnings that Hutu extremists were conspiring to commit genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda said the United Nations peacekeeping force never informed him of such a diabolical plan.

Ex-Kagame escort tortured, threatened; US urges fair trial Special

A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.

Critics: Rwanda breaks law by seizing protected refugee in Uganda Special

Rwanda has breached international law by forcibly returning a refugee that had fled to Uganda and was under protection of the United Nations, critics charged this week.

Op-Ed: Paul Kagame’s trips to the West not worth the headache Special

Toronto - It is simply too embarrassing for Paul Kagame to visit the West anymore, as eager as the Rwandan president is to pose as a respected African statesman. His visit to Toronto last month was stirring evidence of this.

Report: Best and worst countries for aging people

A few days ago (October 1), marking the International Day of Older People, HelpAge International released the Global Index of Aging. This index, called "AgeWatch," is the first to measure the quality of life and well-being of older people worldwide.

Christchurch unveils cardboard cathedral

New York - A new architectural wonder was unveiled in Christchurch, New Zealand this week. Though grand, its delight lies more in its underlying simplicity.

The Komera Project's run for girls in Rwanda now a global affair Special

An annual run in Rwanda to benefit young girls and women is expanding to a global affair this year. The run is part of The Komera Project, a movement that awards scholarships to young women in that country.

US govt offers $5 million bounty for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

The Obama administration Wednesday offered up to $5 million in rewards for information leading to the "arrest, transfer or conviction" of the Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, his top aides and a Rwandan rebel leader accused of war crimes.

First Dutch citizen jailed for Rwandan genocide

A Dutch court convicted a Rwandan-born Dutch citizen to six years and eight months in prison for inciting genocide against ethnic Tutsis in 1994.

Relaunching legal mining in Congo with conflict-free tags?

An initiative aiming to relaunch legal mining in eastern Congo after an export suspension of conflict minerals will produce its first refined tin by the end of March 2013.

ICC acquits Congolese warlord Mathieu Ngudjolo

The International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Congolese warlord Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of all charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes over his alleged role in planning the 2003 assault on Bogoro village in the mineral-rich Ituri province.

Number of refugees in eastern DRC increases

Doctors Without Borders announced that there has been a significant rise in the number of refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) eastern province North Kivu, as a result of the fighting between governmental troops and the M23 rebels.

The Congolese government regains control of Goma

The Congolese government has managed to recapture the city of Goma, the capital of North Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but the M23 rebels continue to pose a threat, as they remain in close proximity to the city.

M23 rebels refuse to leave Congo's Goma

Goma - The deadline for M23 rebels to withdraw from the Congo city of Goma, which they captured last week, has passed, and they are still refusing to leave.
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