The young brother of a high-caliber target of the Rwandan government has disappeared at the hands of intelligence operatives and is feared dead, amid a growing crackdown against President Paul Kagame’s inner circle.
A key witness for a French court investigating who triggered the Rwandan genocide has gone missing in Kenya after a Paris judge insisted the witness’ name be identified in legal documents – a move critics say compromised his safety.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.