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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.

Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from Libya

Kigali - A group of 66 African refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in Kigali from Libya, the UN said, the first in what could be thousands of people being helped to flee the conflict-torn country.

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.

Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll

The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived.

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.

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.
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Lt General Karenzi Karake (L).
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Police handcuffed one of the saboteurs who disrupted the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda's attempt to convene, on October 30, 2009, while others hid their faces from the camera. All of the saboteurs were released almost immediately, but Rwandan Greens arrested at the meeting and afterwards were held for up to a week, and party members face ongoing intimidation.
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Rwandan exile Claude Gatebuke spoke to the Associated Press at the protest outside the Oklahoma Christian University commencement ceremony where Rwandan President Paul Kagame was delivering the commencement address.
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A family stand amidst the ruins of their home
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Yvonne Basebya, Rwandan-born Dutch citizen condemned to six years and eight months in prison in the Netherlands.
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Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders' attention to climate change in Africa
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Demonstrators held up signs accusing Rwandan President Paul Kagame of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed to control the mineral wealth of D.R. Congo.
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Facebook photo of former ICC staff Jean Chrysostome Ntirugiribambe.
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in for another 7-year term, after the explosive, August 26th leak of a UN report documenting genocidal massacres of Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus, by his army, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Bernard Ntaganda, presidential candidate of the Rwandan Parti Social-IMBERAKURI.
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Anna Bimenyimana is the owner and manager of Bon Marche. "In French 'Bon Marche' means good bargain," she said.
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Ms. Alice Muhirwa, Treasurer of the FDU-Inkingi Party and mother of two, outside a Kigali courtroom, where she fainted on July 8th. FDU-Inkingi Party Leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza reports that Muhirwa fainted due to bleeding caused by torture, after being denied medical treatment.
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Rose Seed with the three men in her family, Jeff, Ryan and Liam, in their new life in America in 2014.
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