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25 years on, Rwanda massacre survivors embittered at French failings

Paris - A quarter of a century ago, two Rwandan Tutsis, Eric and Bernard, looked out with anxiety and hope from the hiding places they had found to escape genocidal killers.

Op-Ed: Canada debates 'genocide' — Or is it 'systematic mass killings'

A $92 million national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada was released last week, concluding those who were murdered or disappeared across the country in recent decades are victims of a "Canadian genocide."

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies

Jerusalem - Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday.

Cambodia marks genocide atrocities with Day of Remembrance

Phnom Penh - Black-clad students reenacted the horrors of the Cambodian genocide at the "Killing Fields" on Monday to commemorate the two million people killed by the Khmer Rouge's murderous, Maoist regime.

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.

Erdogan slams Macron over 'Armenia genocide' remembrance

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan upped his war of words Saturday with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for creating a day of remembrance for the 1915 Armenian "genocide".

France holds first 'Armenia genocide' remembrance day

Paris - France held its first "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide" on Wednesday, provoking an angry reaction from Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.

Macron seeks to shine light on Rwanda genocide 25 years later

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday launched a bid to end a two-decade dispute with Rwanda over its 1994 genocide by appointing experts to shed light on the murky subject of France's actions in the country during the massacres.

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.

Seeking justice: the long hunt for Rwanda's killers

Kigali - The houses along the quiet tree-lined street look just like the normal homes found all across the Rwandan capital.

Rwanda's genocide killers learn new life back home

Ruhengeri - Dozens of ex-militia killers stroll around an open camp beneath mist-shrouded volcanoes in Rwanda. They are learning to reintegrate into the country whose government they have spent years trying to overthrow.

In Rwanda, a source of forgiveness after genocide

- A trickle of water flows out of a lush green valley in Rwanda, the two villages on either side of the life-giving spring living peacefully with each other for years.Then the horrors of the 1994 genocide changed all that.

In Rwanda, the long, slow journey to forgiveness

Gasabo - Their embrace is long and warm. Pascal Shyirahwamaboko and Jean-Bosco Gakwenzire have known each other since they were in school together, well over half a century ago.It was a hard-won hug after a long path to forgiveness.

In diplomatic first, DR Congo's Tshisekedi lays wreath at Rwanda memorial

Apo - DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday paid tribute at a genocide memorial on the sidelines of an economic forum in Rwanda, a highly symbolic gesture in bilateral relations badly hobbled by the 1994 bloodbath.

Karadzic trial to close, but Bosnia's divides remain open

Srebrenica - Widows of the Srebrenica massacre hope he will die in prison, while Bosnian Serbs have honoured Radovan Karadzic with a university dorm in his name.

Rwanda invites Macron to attend 25th anniversary of genocide

Kigali - Rwanda, which has accused France of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed some 800,000 of its citizens, said Tuesday it had invited President Emmanuel Macron to attend the 25th anniversary of the massacre on April 7.

Srebrenica survivors hope Karadzic gets life sentence

Tuzla - Survivors of Bosnia's Srebrenica massacre said Monday they hoped a UN court would sentence convicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic to life in jail when he receives his final verdict next week.

New York court dismisses Namibia genocide compensation suit

New York - A New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Herero and Nama tribes seeking compensation from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in what is now Namibia.

Turkey slams France over national day for 'Armenian genocide'

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday hit out at President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that France would make April 24 a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide".

Turkey condemns Macron plan for national day marking 'Armenian genocide'

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday hit out at President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that France would make April 24 a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide".

France to have national day marking 'Armenian genocide'

Paris - France will make April 24 a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide", French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, honouring a campaign promise he made from his election in 2017.

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide

Paris - French judges have dropped an investigation into the missile attack which sparked Rwanda's 1994 genocide, a probe which has poisoned relations between the countries for two decades.

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide: source

Paris - French judges have dropped their long-running investigation into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday.

French judges reject bid to reopen Rwanda genocide case

Paris - French judges have rejected a bid by survivors of Rwanda's genocide to reopen an investigation into claims that French troops were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people they had promised to rescue.

Five arrested in Rwanda for 'contempt' of UN genocide court

Nairobi - Five people have been arrested in Rwanda for allegedly seeking to bribe and intimidate witnesses in order to overturn a genocide conviction at the UN tribunal in neighbouring Tanzania, the court said Wednesday.
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Hutu displacement camp prior to Rwandan genocide
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