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Rwanda to probe role of French officials in 1994 genocide

Kigali - Rwanda opened a formal probe into 20 French officials suspected of playing a role in the 1994 genocide, in a move likely to further sour diplomatic ties with France.

In Rwanda, refugees realise dream of a university degree

- Inside a red-brick building with a tin roof in western Rwanda, a group of young people are hard at work studying for a US-accredited university degree.

Rwanda accuses 22 French officers over 1994 genocide

Kigali - Rwanda has published a list of 22 French officers it accuses of helping plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries.

Morocco king seeks support for AU bid in east Africa

Kigali - Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Wednesday began a tour of east Africa to shore up support for a historic bid to rejoin the African Union after more than three decades.

Global deal reached to phase out super greenhouse gases

Kigali - In a major step toward curbing global warming, the world community agreed on Saturday to phase out a category of dangerous greenhouse gases widely used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

World edges closer to major greenhouse gas deal in Rwanda

Kigali - World envoys were Friday putting the final touches to a deal in Rwanda to phase out potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major step in curbing global warming.

South Sudan violence tops African Union summit agenda

Kigali - Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives is set to dominate an African Union summit due to open Sunday in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

UPS exploring drone delivery of medications

Delivery company UPS Partnership is examining the feasibility of using drones to deliver packages of medications into remote regions in Rwanda.

Rwanda expels 1,500 Burundians

Kigali - Rwanda has expelled over 1,500 Burundians in recent days, government officials said Monday, amid worsening relations between the neighbours.

Landslides kill nearly 50 in Rwanda

Kigali - At least 49 people were killed this weekend in landslides caused by torrential rains in rural Rwanda, the government said on Monday.

Rwandan genocide survivors hope for justice from Paris trial

Kayonza - Twenty-two years after the Rwandan genocide, Jean-Damascene Rutagungira still cannot bear the sight of the Catholic church in the eastern village of Kabarondo, where his family was massacred before his eyes.

Key genocide suspect transferred to Rwanda for prosecution

Kigali - Top level Rwandan genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa was flown from Kinshasa to Kigali on Sunday to face trial three months after his arrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Burundi refugees fearful after Rwanda expulsion threat

Kigali - "In Rwanda we're safe. I don't see anywhere else to go," says Audrey, one of thousands of Burundian refugees now living in Rwanda -- but fearful after Kigali unexpectedly announced plans to relocate them to other countries.

Abdoulaye Toure: A life dedicated to women’s empowerment Special

In early childhood, Abdoulaye Toure from Mali took his first stance against injustice towards women. When he was about six years old, he realized it was unfair for his mother to be responsible for all the household work.

Rwanda to relocate Burundi refugees to other countries: government

Kigali - Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour."The government of Rwanda...

Africa 'unanimously' backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

Kigali - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA.

Rwanda's Kagame says will run for a third term in 2017

Kigali - Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday he would run for a third term in line with a constitution amendment which won overwhelming backing in a referendum last month."You have asked me to lead the country after 2017.

Rwanda jails ex-pastor for life for genocide killings

Kigali - A Rwandan court has sentenced a former pentecostal pastor to life in prison for leading a massacre of people sheltering in his church during the 1994 genocide, reports said Thursday.

Rwanda says won't join African Union force for Burundi

Kigali - Rwanda will not contribute troops to a peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Burundi, President Paul Kagame said, as he rejected claims his country was arming refugees as rebels.

Rwanda's Kagame praises vote allowing him extra terms

Kigali - Rwanda President Paul Kagame praised Monday a constitutional referendum allowing him to rule until 2034, but did not declare whether he intends to run in the next election.
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