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Rwanda's children born of genocidal rape look to future

Muhanga - They grew up bearing the stigma of "children of torturers", shunned by their own communities, locked in a quest for identity that decades later remains without an end.

Hotel Rwanda 'hero' goes on trial amid global calls for release

Kigali - Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the hit movie "Hotel Rwanda," went on trial Wednesday on charges including terrorism that drew international calls for his release.

The nine lives of Rwanda genocide survivor Albertine

Karongi - "Goodbye, Mama. We'll meet in heaven." Those were the young Albertine Mukakamanzi's final words to her mother, whom she last saw kneeling in prayer as the men with machetes closed in on their refuge.

From France to Rwanda's hills, the husband-and-wife genocide hunters

Karongi - A stunned silence, and then cries of joy ring out in the green Bisesero hills.Survivors of one of the most terrible episodes of the genocide in Rwanda have just spotted Alain Gauthier -- their lifeline to justice.

Protais Mpiranya: the last high-ranking Rwanda genocide fugitive

Kigali - Accused of commanding a presidential guard implicated in high-profile murders during the Rwandan genocide, Protais Mpiranya is the top priority for investigators following this year's arrest of a fellow alleged war criminal.

'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism, financing rebels

Kigali - Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the genocide inspired the Oscar-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda", was charged Monday with terrorism and other serious crimes in his first court appearance in Kigali.

Investigators seek to boost Kabuga case in Rwanda visit: prosecutor

Kigali - The lead prosecutor in the trial of alleged genocide financier Felicien Kabuga said Thursday his team is on a fact-finding mission in Rwanda to seek fresh evidence to bolster their case in an international court.

Rwanda issues arrest warrant for genocide suspect in France: prosecutor

Kigali - Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant for a top former Rwandan military official, Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who is under investigation in France over his role in the country's 1994 genocide which claimed 800,000 lives.

Rwandans sent to late-night lectures for breaking COVID rules

Kigali - Rwandans caught breaking curfew or not wearing masks are being sent to stadiums in droves for all-night lectures on the dangers of coronavirus, as the country maintains a tough approach to stem its spread.

Rwanda court sentences ex-mayor to life for role in genocide

Kigali - Rwanda's High Court on Thursday sentenced a former mayor to life in prison for his role in the country's 1994 genocide, which included leading attacks that resulted in the deaths of around 25,000 ethnic Tutsis in his town.

Rwanda imposes shutdown as infections jump across Africa

Kigali - Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to c...

Rwanda imposes shutdown, suspends 'unnecessary movements': govt

Kigali - Rwanda has suspended all "unnecessary movements" outside the home and clamped down on travel across its borders, in one of the toughest measures yet imposed in sub-Saharan Africa to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from Libya

Kigali - A group of 66 African refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Kigali from Libya, the UN said, the first in what could be thousands of people being helped to flee the conflict-torn country.

Remains of nearly 85,000 genocide victims buried in Rwanda

Kigali - The remains of nearly 85,000 people murdered in Rwanda's genocide were laid to rest Saturday in a sombre ceremony in Kigali, a quarter of a century after the slaughter.

Remains of nearly 85,000 genocide victims buried in Rwanda

Kigali - The remains of nearly 85,000 people murdered in Rwanda's genocide were laid to rest Saturday in a sombre ceremony in Kigali, a quarter of a century after the slaughter.

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Kigali - Rwanda on Sunday begins one hundred days of mourning for over 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.

Rwanda remembers, quarter century after genocide

Kigali - Rwanda on Sunday commemorates the 25th anniversary of the genocide in which at least 800,000 mainly Tutsi people were beaten, hacked or shot to death in 100 days of slaughter.

Key dates in Rwanda's genocide and its aftermath

Kigali - Over 100 days in Rwanda in 1994, about 800,000 people, mainly Tutsis, were slaughtered in a mass campaign of ethnic violence. Here is a timeline.

Rwanda remembers, quarter of a century after genocide

Kigali - Rwanda on Sunday commemorates the 25th anniversary of the genocide in which at least 800,000 mainly Tutsi people were beaten, hacked and shot to death in a hundred days of slaughter.

A quarter-century later, Rwanda's genocide weighs heavily on its youth

Kigali - Every April 7, Rwanda recalls the hundreds of thousands of people who perished in the 1994 genocide -- an occasion that for many survivors triggers terrifying memories.
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