Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years

2014-09-10 18:21

Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for eight years.

SA may sever all diplomatic ties with Rwanda

2014-03-10 12:42

SA is reportedly planning to sever all diplomatic ties with Rwanda within 72 hours, as relations between the two countries get worse following the expulsion of three Rwandan diplomats from the country.

Third assassination attempt on general fails

2014-03-05 17:10

Police say there has been another unsuccessful attempt on the life of a former Rwandan army chief of staff who has been living in exile in South Africa for the past four years.

General's refugee status challenged

2012-10-29 21:04

A former Rwandan army chief should never have been granted refugee status in South Africa because he is suspected of being a war criminal, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

I was shot for defying Kagame, says Nyamwasa

2012-06-21 21:31

Rwanda's former army chief, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, has told the court he was shot two years ago for defying President Paul Kagame, as he testified in the trial of six men accused of attempting to kill him.

Rwandan general feared being a political prisoner

2012-06-20 18:54

Exiled Rwandan general, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, has described fearing he would become a political prisoner in his homeland and fleeing to Johannesburg, where he was shot.

SA cop: Rwanda suspect offered a bribe

2012-03-19 18:44

A South African police detective says a Rwandan businessman offered him and a colleague a $1m bribe to free the businessman after his arrest on suspicion of bankrolling an assassination attempt against a dissident Rwandan general in exile.

Exiled Rwandan journalist killed in Uganda

2011-12-02 19:21

A Rwandan journalist, who was living as a political refugee in Uganda's capital, has been shot dead in a bar, police say

Rwandans protest at Johannesburg court

2011-10-24 19:05

Rwandan refugees have protested outside the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court in support of Rwanda's ex-army chief Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.

Attempted hit on general - trial delayed

2011-06-30 22:36

The trial for the shooting of an exiled Rwandan general in South Africa has been delayed after the magistrate fell ill, dragging out the diplomatically sensitive case.

Kagame's critics keep eye on SA trial

2011-06-28 14:11

Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s critics will be watching an attempted murder trial in South Africa for evidence that the leader tried to have a former general killed.

SA has haven headache

2010-10-08 14:36

South Africa has been a haven for Africans since apartheid ended, with some coming to escape injustice - or justice - in their own countries.

Spain ask SA to extradite Nyamwasa

2010-09-22 16:34

South Africa has received an extradition request from Spain for a former Rwandan general already at the centre of tensions between the two African countries.

Rwandan case postponed

2010-08-12 13:01

The case against the five men accused of shooting Rwandan Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa has been postponed to August 18 for a bail application.

Nyamwasa suspects back in court

2010-07-14 18:08

The men arrested for the attempted murder of former Rwandan general Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa have appeared in court.

Rwanda summons SA envoy over probe

2010-07-07 11:02

Kigali has summoned South Africa’s ambassador to voice concern over the probe into the shooting of a Rwandan general, an official says.

SA mulls extradition request

2010-06-23 12:14

The government says it is investigating whether it should consider an extradition request by Rwanda for General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.

4 held for general's shooting

2010-06-21 09:23

Four people have been arrested for the shooting of an exiled Rwandan army general in Johannesburg, police say.


South Africa - stern warning to Rwanda

2014-03-12 17:02

South Africa has warned it will not be used as a battleground to settle political scores by foreign nations after it expelled Rwandan diplomats suspected of masterminding attacks on dissidents.

SA to review ties with Rwanda - report

2014-03-09 08:55

South Africa is considering breaking diplomatic relations with Rwanda after the two countries went on a tit-for-tat expulsion drive of diplomats over the past few days, say reports.

General's refugee status bid hits snag

2012-10-30 22:42

A court application challenging the South African refugee status of a former Rwandan army chief has hit a legal snag which might cause a lengthy delay in the proceedings.

Exiled Rwandan says Kagame hunted him

2012-07-12 19:15

A prominent Rwandan exile who was shot in Johannesburg alleges his president was behind a plot to kill him, and that the leader has tried to kill other dissidents around the world.

Rwanda's ex-army boss tells of betrayal

2012-06-20 21:18

Former Rwandan army chief Faustin Nyamwasa has taken the stand in the trial of six men accused of trying to kill him, detailing how his trusted driver had turned against him.

Rwandan general testifies over shooting

2012-06-20 15:42

Exiled Rwandan General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa has taken the stand as a witness in his attempted murder case, making his first public appearance since he was shot and wounded.

Witness describes attempted hit on general

2012-02-22 21:14

A witness says that days before an exiled Rwandan army general was shot and wounded in South Africa, two of the men charged in the shooting were plotting another attempt on his life.

SA rejects Rwanda bid to extradite general

2011-11-23 14:19

South Africa has turned down a request to extradite exiled Rwandan army General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa to his home country, but is considering similar requests from Spain and France.

SA trial raises concerns over Rwanda

2011-07-02 22:22

The trial of six men accused of trying to kill a prominent Rwandan dissident has barely begun, and already it has raised diplomatic concerns over Rwanda's alleged involvement in a crime outside its borders.

Rwanda conspiracy trial: Witnesses protected

2011-06-28 16:31

Witnesses against the six men accused of trying to kill a former Rwandan general are under special protection because they fear the Rwandan government.

NIA hunts foreign death squads

2011-06-19 14:30

Local intelligence operatives are hunting down Rwandan death squads operating in South Africa.

Rwanda wants general back home

2010-09-23 08:25

Spain is seeking the extradition of a former Rwandan general currently in SA, but Rwanda is also seeking his extradition so he can face justice in his home country.

Rwandan army officer arrested

2010-08-23 07:33

A senior Rwandan army officer, who is the brother of the exiled former army chief of staff, has been arrested for “acts of destabilisation”, the military says.

Fifth person charged in Rwandan case

2010-07-29 14:02

A fifth person has been charged in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court for the attempted murder of a former Rwandan general.

Nyamwasa extradition 'very complex'

2010-07-08 20:26

The government will "in the right time" say whether former Rwandan army chief of staff, General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, will be extradited.

2 cleared in general's shooting

2010-06-23 18:20

Charges against two people accused of involvement in the shooting of a former Rwandan general have been dropped.

General's shooting: 6 arrested

2010-06-21 11:08

Two more people have been arrested for the shooting of an exiled Rwandan general in Johannesburg over the weekend, police say.

Rwanda denies assassination

2010-06-20 16:11

Rwanda's foreign minister has dismissed allegations that its government is involved in the shooting in South Africa of former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.

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