Rwanda


Rwanda genocide case in German spotlight

2015-05-21 21:08

A Rwandan already behind bars for assisting a massacre in Rwanda could face life in prison after Germany's top court said he was also guilty of other crimes.

Rwanda warns Burundi over political unrest

2015-05-05 11:19

Rwanda has warned neighbouring Burundi it must protect civilians in ongoing political unrest, saying it is concerned at reports Rwandan rebels are involved as thousands of refugees flee.

Atlas Mara to build top Rwandan bank

2015-04-27 15:00

Atlas Mara, the African b, is in talks to invest $22.5m in Banque Populaire du Rwanda and merge it with its existing Rwandan bank.

Rwandan troops cross into DRC, wound soldier

2015-04-23 09:15

Rwandan troops have crossed into eastern DRC and wounded a local soldier, the Congolese government says, drawing an immediate denial from Rwandan official.

At least 6 000 Burundi refugees flee into Rwanda

2015-04-15 16:55

At least 6 000 Burundian refugees have fled into Rwanda over the past month, Rwandan officials say, fearing violence in the build up to Burundi’s presidential election.

Rwanda: French genocide papers could answer 'dark' questions

2015-04-08 19:04

Rwanda says France’s declaration of documents relating to the 1994 genocide will shed light on unanswered questions over the mass killings, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

Rwandan leader complains of rebels in DRC

2015-04-07 21:41

Rwandan President Paul Kagame says that 21 years after Rwanda's genocide, the country is still threatened by the rebels.

Rwanda's Kagame looks set to join Africa's stay-put leaders

2015-03-05 13:05

As the second and final mandate of Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame draws to a close, there are increasing indications he may join other African leaders in bending the rules and staying put.

Rwanda urged to take action over BBC genocide documentary

2015-03-01 10:33

Rwandan investigators on Saturday urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programmes from the country's airwaves over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda's Kagame heads to France for UN meeting

2015-02-26 14:25

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives in Paris, his spokesperson says, but for a UN meeting and is not expected to meet French officials while in the country, which he accuses of complicity in the 1994 genocide.

 

Video shows peacekeepers shooting protesters in Mali – sources

2015-05-06 09:33

Secret footage shows a Rwandan policeman in the blue helmet of a UN peacekeeper in Mali earlier this year carefully take aim at a civilian protester, squeeze the trigger and shoot, according to sources.

Over 5 000 Burundians flee to Rwanda in 2 days

2015-04-28 15:27

More than 5 000 Burundians have fled Rwanda following mounting tensions in the east African country, bringing the total number of arrivals in April to nearly 21 000, the UN says.

Burundi on knife edge over president's possible 3rd-term run

2015-04-23 15:09

Any move by Burundi’s president to run for a third term risks undermining a peace deal that has kept the east African country calm since civil war ended a decade ago.

Burundi police fire tear gas at protesters

2015-04-17 22:16

Police in Burundi have fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters calling for the president not to run for a third term.

French role in Rwandan genocide questioned

2015-04-08 23:26

Rwanda has accused France of having played an indirect role in its 1994 genocide, a charge Paris categorically denies.

Rwanda welcomes declassification of genocide documents

2015-04-08 12:11

Rwanda's justice minister has welcomed France's declassification of documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

Rwanda's Kagame keeps options open

2015-04-02 21:11

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is opposed to a limit being lifted on how many terms a leader can serve, but he was open to staying on if people wanted him.

DRC announces gains in offensive against rebels

2015-03-02 17:23

The Congolese army has killed rebels and captured 102 in its offensive in the east of the country, a government spokesperson says, announcing territorial gains.

Sentence for Rwanda's justice minister upheld

2015-02-28 09:52

Rwanda's high court has upheld the life sentence of the genocide-era justice minister, who was convicted for her role in the 1994 slaughter.

DRC must end threat of Hutu rebels - US envoy

2015-02-25 09:37

The government of the DRC "owes it to its people" to end the threat posed by Rwandan Hutu rebels hiding in its eastern provinces, the outgoing US special envoy says.

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