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Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW

Kigali - Rwanda's military has used asphyxiation, electric shock and mock executions to torture confessions out of detainees, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Tuesday.

France's top court bars access to Rwanda genocide files

Paris - France's highest court ruled Friday that a researcher could be denied access to sensitive archives concerning the 1994 genocide in Rwanda even though they were ostensibly opened to the public in 2015.

France's top court bars access to Rwanda genocide files

Paris - France's highest court ruled Friday that a researcher could be denied access to sensitive archives concerning the 1994 genocide in Rwanda even though they were ostensibly opened to the public in 2015.

Rwanda poll commission confirms Kagame's nearly 99% win

Kigali - Rwanda's electoral commission on Wednesday confirmed President Paul Kagame's overwhelming victory in last week's presidential election, even improving his score slightly to 98.79 percent.

US concerned by Rwanda poll irregularities

Washington - The United States said Saturday it was "disturbed by irregularities" in Rwanda's presidential election which saw Paul Kagame celebrate a third consecutive victory with nearly 99 percent of the vote.

Rwandans fete Kagame's landslide poll win of nearly 99%

Kigali - Rwandans on Saturday celebrated the third-term victory of President Paul Kagame who pledged to continue transforming the nation after winning re-election with a record 98.63 percent of the vote.

Rwanda's Kagame in landslide poll win with around 98% of votes

Kigali - Rwandan President Paul Kagame sailed to a third term in office with a tally hovering around a whopping 98 percent of votes, partial results showed Saturday.

Kagame poised for third-term win in Rwanda election

Kigali - Rwandans vote in a presidential election Friday widely expected to return strongman Paul Kagame to office for a third seven-year term at the helm of the small east African nation.

Kagame set for sweeping victory in Rwanda election

Kigali - Rwandans go the polls Friday in a presidential election in which strongman Paul Kagame is widely expected to cruise to a third term in office.

Rwanda targets high-end tourist market

- Nicaraguan singer Hernaldo Zuniga brought his entire family to trek through the lush forests and mist-shrouded volcanoes of northwestern Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas.

Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land

- Inside a metal shed in southeastern Rwanda, Nicholas Hitimana brandished a plastic container holding a green liquid: geranium essential oil, freshly distilled and ready for export at more than $200 (175 euros) a kilo.

Rwanda opposition in uphill battle against powerful Kagame

Kigali - On the impeccably clean streets of Rwanda's capital, where a skyline of gleaming new buildings pokes through undulating hills, few have heard of opposition presidential aspirants Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana.

Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW

Nairobi - The soldiers came at dawn to Fulgence Rukundo's house in a village in western Rwanda, and accused him of stealing a cow.

NGOs file Rwanda genocide lawsuit against French bank BNP

Paris - Three non-governmental associations said Thursday that they had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas accusing the bank of "complicity" in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda.

Rwanda ex-minister genocide conviction to be reviewed: UN court

Nairobi - A UN tribunal has agreed to review its appeals judgement against a former Rwandan minister found guilty of genocide crimes, a case blocked for months by the detention of one of the court's top judges.

UN court slams Turkey over judge jailed for 'coup link'

Den Haag - A UN court condemned Turkey on Thursday for sentencing a top judge to seven years in jail on charges of links to a group blamed for last year's attempted coup.

Turkey sentences UN court judge to seven years in jail: report

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced a top UN court judge to more than seven years in jail on charges of links to the group blamed for the failed July coup, local media reported.

Daughter of late Rwandan tycoon to challenge Kagame

Kigali - The 35-year-old daughter of a tycoon who once bankrolled the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front said Wednesday she plans to run as an independent candidate against President Paul Kagame in August's elections.

Canada is supporting science research in Rwanda

Toronto - April 7 marks the United Nations Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Rwanda, which makes the news that Canada is investing heavily into science, engineering and mathematics research in the country very timely.

Court hauling Turkey to Security Council over jailed judge

Den Haag - A UN court slammed Turkey on Monday for failing to free one of its judges rounded up in Ankara's post-coup crackdown and said it would report the country to the Security Council.

UN court orders Turkey to release detained judge

Den Haag - A UN court on Tuesday ordered Turkey to release a judge detained in a crackdown after last year's attempted coup so that he can resume his work on an appeals case.

Turkey snubs UN court hearing on detained judge

Den Haag - Turkey snubbed a hearing Tuesday at a UN court seeking to resolve a standoff over the post-coup detention of one of its judges which has paralysed an appeals case.

Uganda genocide cartoon sparks anger in Rwanda

Kanpala - A state-owned Ugandan newspaper on Wednesday apologised and retracted a cartoon about the Rwandan genocide which sparked a furore in the neighbouring country.

France upholds 25-year jail term for Rwanda genocide convict

Bobigny - A French court on Saturday upheld a 25 year prison sentence handed to a former Rwandan intelligence agent jailed in France's first trial over the African country's 1994 genocide.

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.

Top UN judge urges Turkey to free one of his justices

Den Haag - A leading UN war crimes judge on Wednesday called on Turkey to free one of his justices rounded up in September as part of the Turkish probe into the failed coup.

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.

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.
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