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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.

Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda over Italian ambassador's death

Apo - Rwandan Hutu rebels on Tuesday denied accusations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and instead blamed the armies of the DRC and Rwanda, as grim details emerged about the attack.

Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda over Italian's killing

Apo - Rwandan Hutu rebels Tuesday denied allegations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and instead accused the armies of the DRC and Rwanda.

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.

Rwandan 'genocide financier' due in court in The Hague

Den Haag - A suspected financier of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Felicien Kabuga, will make his first appearance at a UN court in The Hague on Wednesday following his arrest in France.

Rwandan ex-leader's widow testifies in genocide-linked case

Paris - The widow of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, herself accused of involvement in the country's 1994 genocide, appeared in a Paris court Tuesday to testify about the alleged role a former French police captain played in the 100-day massacre....

Suspected Rwandan genocide financier in UN custody

Den Haag - Felicien Kabuga, suspected of financing the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been moved from France to The Hague ahead of his trial, a UN tribunal said Monday.

Three Rwanda genocide suspects arrested in Belgium

Apo - Three men suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide have been arrested and charged in Belgium with serious abuse of human rights, the prosecutor's office said Saturday.

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.

French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide suspect to UN tribunal

Paris - France's top appeals court ruled Wednesday that alleged Rwandan genocide financier Felicien Kabuga should be transferred to a UN tribunal in Tanzania to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

'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.

French court rejects fresh probe of plane downing that sparked Rwanda genocide

Paris - French appeals judges on Friday threw out a bid to reopen an investigation into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda's president which sparked a 100-day genocide that killed 800,000 people.

How Rwanda genocide suspect spent 25 years on the run

Paris - When Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was arrested at his home on the outskirts of Paris in mid-May, it marked an abrupt end to a quarter of a century on the run.

French court backs UN trial for Rwanda genocide suspect

Paris - A Paris appeals court ruled Wednesday that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested in France after evading police in several countries for 25 years, should be handed over to a UN tribunal in Tanzania to stand trial.

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.

Augustin Bizimana: Genocide architect who cheated justice to the end

Nairobi - An agricultural scientist who became an architect of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, Augustin Bizimana cheated justice to the end, lying buried in a corner of Congo as investigators strove for decades to bring him to book.

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

Den Haag - Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country's 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday.

'We can get it done here': Africa's tech scene tackles virus

Nairobi - Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.

US hails arrest in France of Rwanda genocide 'financier'

Washington - The United States on Monday hailed the arrest in France of a key fugitive in the Rwandan genocide as a milestone and pledged to help find others at large.

France a sought-after country for Rwandan genocide suspects

Paris - The arrest of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in a suburb of Paris has raised some difficult questions for France.

France arrests fugitive 'financier' of Rwanda genocide

Paris - Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, was in French custody Saturday after a quarter of a century on the run, and now faces likely trial at an international tribunal.

DR Congo again blames Hutu rebels for ranger massacre

Apo - DR Congo on Monday reiterated its accusation that Rwandan rebels in the east of the country killed 12 rangers and five others at the world-famous Virunga national park.

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...

Four rare mountain gorillas 'killed by lightning' in Uganda

Kanpala - Four endangered mountain gorillas, including three adult females, have been killed by an apparent lightning strike in a Ugandan national park, a conservation group has said.

Belgian court convicts Rwandan official for genocide

Apo - A Brussels court found a former Rwandan official guilty of genocide Thursday after hearing of his role in the 1994 massacres in his country.
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