Ban tells Rwandans 'never again'

2014-04-08 09:39

The UN chief has told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans the world would “never again” let genocide tear their nation apart.

Rwanda president hits out at France

2014-04-07 15:05

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at France, saying it is impossible to "change the facts" about the genocide 20 years ago.

1994 genocide: Rwanda mourns the dead

2014-04-07 09:04

Rwanda is set to hold commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800 000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed by renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

Do critics of Paul Kagame have to worry?

2014-04-02 10:30

The political tension between South Africa and Rwanda following the latest assassination attempt on a Rwandan asylum seeker is concerning, says Yonmon Tchinsala.

SA, Rwanda to deal with issues - Zuma

2014-03-26 14:17

President Jacob Zuma says Pretoria and Kigali have agreed to resolve a furious diplomatic row sparked by attacks on Rwandan dissidents exiled in Johannesburg.

RSF slams 'intimidation' of Rwanda journos

2014-03-20 10:01

RSF has condemned what it calls "harassment" and "intimidation" of journalists by the Rwandan government, accusing authorities of trying to stifle independent reporting on the country.

SA rebukes Rwanda over attacks on exiled opponents

2014-03-12 14:43

South Africa has delivered a diplomatic slap to Rwanda, saying it would not tolerate attacks on its soil against exiled Rwandan opposition members.

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.

Rwanda sending ‘chilling messages’ to dissenters

2014-01-28 11:02

Rwanda’s track record of prosecuting politicians who criticise President Paul Kagame’s government sends a chilling message to opposition figures and rights campaigners, the UN says.

Rwandan ex-spy murder suspects may be in Moz

2014-01-16 10:38

Mozambican police say they are investigating the possibility that suspects in the murder of Rwanda’s former intelligence chief are in the country.

No arrests in Rwandan spy chief's murder

2014-01-10 14:35

No one has yet been arrested for the murder of Rwanda’s former spy chief Patrick Karegeya, Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko says.

Slain Rwandan ex-spy to be buried in SA

2014-01-09 09:25

Rwanda’s former intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya, who was found strangled to death in a Johannesburg hotel on New Year’s Day, will be buried in SA, his widow says.

Rwanda marks 20th anniversary of genocide

2014-01-07 19:07

Rwanda has begun commemorations marking 20 years since its genocide, with a flame of remembrance due to make a nationwide tour ahead of the anniversary of the horrific events in 1994.

Kagame fingered in killing of ex-spy chief

2014-01-02 20:51

The Rwanda opposition blames Paul Kagame for the killing of the former spy chief possibly strangled in a Sandton hotel.

Rwanda ex-spy chief 'assassinated' in SA

2014-01-02 07:25

A former head of Rwanda's external intelligence service, who was living in exile in South Africa, has been found strangled in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel, his opposition party says.

DRC, M23 rebels set to sign peace deal

2013-11-11 14:55

The DRC and defeated M23 rebels are set to sign a peace deal in what the UN hopes will be a key step in efforts to end decades of war in the Great Lakes region.

US urges DRC, rebels to reach peace deal

2013-10-18 10:05

The US has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo and opposition rebels to end months of dragging negotiations and conclude a peace deal.

Polls: Kagame's party wins majority seats

2013-09-18 15:11

An election official says President Paul Kagame's ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front party has won the majority of seats in parliamentary elections.

Rwandans vote, but no contest seen

2013-09-16 17:09

Rwandans have been voting in a parliamentary election that is widely expected to hand an easy win to the ruling coalition in a national assembly.

Defence chiefs meet over DRC

2013-09-04 17:42

Defence chiefs and foreign ministers from Africa's Great Lakes region have met in the latest bid to end fighting in resource rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tanzania, Rwanda tension may worsen

2013-08-28 08:53

A war of words between Rwanda and Tanzania is enflaming tensions in Africa's resource-rich Great Lakes region, adding a new, potentially dangerous dimension to one of the continent's longest-running conflicts.

Kagame says he won't seek a 3rd term

2013-02-27 15:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he is not interested in running for a third term when his term ends in 2017.

DRC, Mali conflicts overshadow AU summit

2013-01-28 14:51

The collapse of a peace deal for troubled eastern DRC has overshadowed a summit meeting of AU leaders, as efforts continue to drum up support for military intervention in war-torn Mali.

Obama tells Rwanda to end DRC rebel support

2012-12-19 08:06

US President Barack Obama has called on Rwandan President Paul Kagame to end all support for rebels in the conflict-wracked DRC, the White House says.

Kagame skipping key summit on DRC

2012-11-24 12:36

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will not attend the summit in Uganda seeking a solution to the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a Ugandan official says.


Outrage in France over Rwanda accusations

2014-04-07 15:51

Top-ranking former French officials have angrily rejected claims of complicity in Rwanda’s genocide, as ceremonies were held in Kigali to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

French envoy barred from genocide anniversary

2014-04-07 10:07

The French ambassador to Rwanda says he has been barred from attending events marking the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide amid renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

Rwanda-France row mars genocide anniversary

2014-04-06 14:00

Preparations in Rwanda for the commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the genocide have been overshadowed by a major spat with France amid renewed allegations that Paris was complicit in the killings.

Rwanda might offer tax breaks

2014-03-26 18:07

Rwanda may offer reduced tax rates for investors in energy, transport and logistics, as well as to fund managers and export-oriented projects.

SA, Rwanda to hold talks over diplomatic row

2014-03-26 11:14

South Africa and Rwanda are reportedly working on mending their relations amid the ongoing diplomatic spat between the two countries.

Radebe issues stern warning to Rwanda

2014-03-12 22:41

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says SA will not be used by foreign governments to wage attacks on their dissidents.

SA silent on expulsion of diplomats

2014-03-11 07:04

With the diplomatic ball firmly back in SA's court following the expulsion of six of its diplomats from Rwanda, the department of international affairs has persisted in its silence on the matter.

Rwanda, SA diplomats expelled

2014-03-07 20:53

South Africa has expelled three Rwandan diplomats it says were linked to an attack by gunmen this week on the Johannesburg home of an exiled dissident Rwandan general.

Rwanda in diplomatic trouble

2014-01-21 08:55

As Rwanda marks 20 years since its 1994 genocide, the government is seeking to stress the strides the country has made since those dark days, despite international concern over its hardline leader.

President: Betray Rwanda, face consequences

2014-01-12 22:25

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says it's a matter of time before those who've betrayed Rwanda face consequences.

Rwanda dismisses Kagame death rumours

2014-01-10 12:41

Rwanda’s presidency has dismissed rumours that the country’s leader Paul Kagame has died, saying the leader is “currently meeting US students as part of his routine audiences”.

3 held for Rwandan spy chief's murder - report

2014-01-08 09:56

Three Rwandan nationals have been arrested at a hotel in Maputo for the murder of former Rwandan intelligence head Patrick Karegeya, according to a report - which was later refuted by the Hawks.

Spy murder may 'strain' SA-Rwanda relations

2014-01-07 12:43

Relations between Rwanda and South Africa could be strained following the assassination of former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya in Johannesburg last week, a political analyst says.

Murdered Rwandan spy chief at hotel for meeting

2014-01-02 13:22

Murdered former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya had gone to a top Sandton hotel for a meeting with a Rwandan man, the country's opposition coalition says.

Kinshasa committed to peace – DRC minister

2013-11-12 07:55

Despite the failure of talks, DRC’s foreign affairs minister says Kinshasa is committed to peace, although it is not immediately certain what will happen next after the government and the M23 rebels failed to sign a peace deal.

DRC deal 'a very important step for peace'

2013-11-11 07:40

A deal set to be signed between the DRC and defeated M23 rebels is "a very important step for peace" in the war-torn Great Lakes region, the UN says.

Rwanda's Kagame slams 'selective' ICC justice

2013-10-16 11:14

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused the ICC of dispensing "selective" justice, in the latest blast of criticism from Africa against the court, a report says.

Rwanda's ruling party set for landslide win

2013-09-17 11:19

The ruling party of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is headed for a widely-predicted landslide win in parliamentary elections, officials say.

Rwanda votes in parliamentary polls

2013-09-16 08:54

Rwandans are voting in parliamentary polls seen as a shoo-in for president Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front.

Rwanda troops backing M23 rebels – UN

2013-08-30 08:02

The United Nations says it has "consistent and credible reports" of Rwanda troops entering the DRC to back rebels battling government forces and the UN troops.

Kagame seeking 3rd term – opposition

2013-02-25 12:17

Two main Rwanda opposition parties in exile have accused President Paul Kagame of seeking to amend the constitution to have a third term in office.

Kagame: No issue with UN drones in DRC

2013-01-21 15:20

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he has no problem with the United Nations plan to use surveillance drones in DRC.

End support for DRC rebels – Clinton

2012-11-29 09:41

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on all regional African leaders to halt any support for the M23 rebels in the DRC.

'Foreign meddling brings DRC chaos'

2012-11-23 09:06

A corrupt and disappearing army, alleged meddling from neighbouring Rwanda and a UN force with its wrist tied are creating a chaotic mix in the DRC, analysts say.

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