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Former Rwandan rebel leader accused of war crimes dies in Germany

Berlin - The former leader of a Rwandan Hutu rebel group has died in a German prison while he was awaiting a retrial on war crimes charges, a court said Wednesday.

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.

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.

Rwanda linked to suspects in dissident death: S.Africa prosecutor

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors have claimed "close links" existed between the suspects in the murder of a Rwandan dissent and the regime of President Paul Kagame, according to a letter released by a Johannesburg court Monday.

S.Africa court launches new probe into murder of Rwandan ex-spy

Johanesburg - Five years after Rwandan dissident Patrick Karegeya was strangled in a Johannesburg hotel, the regime of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame casts a long shadow over the South African investigation.

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.

Rwandan foreign minister elected Francophonie head

Yerevan - The world organisation of French-speaking nations on Friday elected Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo as its new head despite her country's shift to English a decade ago and controversy over its rights record.

Rwandan opposition leader freed from jail

Kigali - Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was unexpectedly freed from jail on Saturday after President Paul Kagame granted her early release, alongside more than 2,000 other prisoners.

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.

Rwanda reconsiders role of snubbed French language

Kigali - Rwanda turned its back on the French-speaking world when it chose English as the language of education a decade ago, but with bilingualism seen as an asset French is reviving.

France upholds life sentences for Rwanda genocide mayors

Paris - A French court on Friday upheld life sentences for two former Rwandan mayors for taking part in the massacre of hundreds of ethnic Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide.

Locals lose out in Rwanda's second-hand clothes war

Kigali - Across Rwanda, markets selling piles of cast-off clothes once worn by Americans have become the unlikely centre of a trade war that vendors say is ruining their livelihoods.

France upholds landmark Rwandan genocide conviction

Paris - France's highest court on Thursday upheld a landmark conviction against a former Rwandan intelligence agent for his role in the country's 1994 genocide.

Kagame, Macron meet to ease tensions over Rwanda genocide

Paris - Rwandan President Paul Kagame will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Wednesday as they seek to improve bilateral ties after two decades of tension over the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

Nairobi - Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

At least 16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church

Kigali - At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday.

DR Congo says 6 troops killed rebuffing Rwanda incursion

Goma - Six soldiers died in fighting to repel an incursion by Rwandan troops in eastern DR Congo this week, the army announced on Friday.

Rwanda shuts radio station for denigrating women

Kigali - Rwanda's media watchdog has ordered a US-owned Christian radio station shut for three months after a "vile" sermon against women, it said Monday.
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