Rwanda


Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda

2014-04-14 22:39

Police in Rwanda say they have arrested a musician and a journalist for alleged links to opposition groups.

Rwanda: Tearful memorial for Belgian troops

2014-04-08 14:48

Emotional commemorations have been held for a group of Belgian peacekeepers murdered at the start of Rwanda’s genocide 20 years ago.

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.

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.

Atlas plans to buy stake in Rwanda bank

2014-04-06 16:55

Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond's investment company, Atlas Mara, says it plans to buy a controlling stake in a state-run bank in Rwanda.

US envoy to focus on genocide prevention

2014-04-05 10:30

The US ambassador to the UN says she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings elsewhere in the region as well.

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.

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.

Ex-Rwanda captain appeals sentence in France

2014-03-19 09:47

Pascal Simbikangwa, the first Rwandan to be tried in France over his role in the devastating 1994 genocide, has appealed his 25-year prison sentence, his lawyers say.

At genocide trial, Rwandan ex-intel chief defiant

2014-03-14 13:14

A former Rwandan intelligence chief says his innocence “needs no more proof” as arguments concluded in France’s first trial over Rwanda’s genocide.

Rwandan Hutu rebels attacked in DRC

2014-03-13 07:41

The UN peacekeepers in DRC and government forces have attacked Rwandan Hutu rebels based in eastern borderlands, officials 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 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.

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.

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 slams France court decision

2014-02-27 15:10

Rwanda has condemned a decision by France’s top court to block the extradition of three genocide suspects and expressed hope they would be tried on French soil.

Genocide: Rwandan jailed in Germany

2014-02-18 16:52

A German court has sentenced to 14 years in jail a former Rwandan town mayor for ordering a massacre of hundreds of people in a church during the 1994 genocide.

Explore Rwanda with Jeannie and Janez

2014-02-11 14:11

The latest episode of Top Travel showcases a novel plan that promises to reverse the threat of the world's mountain gorillas.

Rwandan troops kill 1, halt lynching in CAR

2014-02-10 09:55

Rwandan peacekeepers have intervened to halt a lynching of Muslims, shooting dead one member of a crowd that had killed two Muslims in the capital of CAR, a Rwandan military spokesperson says.

Rwanda genocide trial opens in Paris

2014-02-04 13:01

The landmark trial of a former Rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the 1994 genocide that left 800 000 dead has opened in Paris, the first of its kind in France.

Rwanda calls DRC 'cry baby' at UN

2014-01-31 07:53

The UN Security Council has stressed that rebels must be stopped from regrouping in DRC and expressed concern at Congolese soldiers aiding Rwandan Hutu militia.

6 injured in Rwanda grenade attack

2014-01-28 10:01

Rwandan police say a grenade attack in the northern town has wounded at least six people, two of them critically.

Dutch to extradite Rwandan ex-politician

2014-01-23 16:33

Dutch authorities say they have detained a former Rwandan politician suspected of compiling death lists during the country’s 1994 genocide and would send him back home for court hearings.

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.

 

France charges Rwanda genocide suspect

2014-04-10 21:12

France has charged a Rwandan genocide suspect and is holding him without bail after a diplomatic row with Kigali during ceremonies to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

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.

'Shame still clings' to UN over Rwanda genocide

2014-04-07 14:04

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world body is still wracked by shame over its failure to act against the genocide in Rwanda 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.

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.

Genocide: No justice for DRC massacres

2014-04-04 11:15

Twenty years after the genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi minority, the massacres of Hutu civilians who fled across the border into the DRC remain a taboo subject in Kigali.

Rwandan genocide: Still no justice for victims

2014-04-01 11:49

More than 800 000 people died over 100 days in a 1994 genocide that investigations have shown the country's leaders from the majority Hutu ethnic group planned and used militias to execute.

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.

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

2014-03-15 07:54

A French court has sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.

Life sentence sought for ex-Rwanda intel chief

2014-03-13 09:05

French prosecutors say they want a life sentence imposed on Rwanda’s former intelligence chief, who is standing trial for allegedly directing the genocide of Tutsi two decades ago.

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 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 accuses SA of 'harbouring dissidents'

2014-03-08 12:28

Rwanda says it has expelled six South African diplomats, saying it was concerned about South Africa sheltering Rwandan dissidents Kigali held responsible for "terrorist attacks".

Ban cites Syria at Rwanda genocide memorial

2014-02-28 13:19

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has drawn a parallel between Syria’s civil war and the Rwandan genocide, describing both conflicts as gross failures of the international community to stop deadly wrongdoing.

France rejects extradition of genocide suspects

2014-02-26 22:30

France's top court has reversed a decision to extradite three Rwandans wanted by Kigali for their alleged role in the 1994 genocide that claimed about 800 000 lives.

Explore Rwanda with Jeannie and Janez

2014-02-12 17:00

The latest episode of Top Travel showcases a novel plan that promises to reverse the threat of the world's mountain gorillas.

Explore Rwanda with Jeannie and Janez

2014-02-11 14:11

The latest episode of Top Travel showcases a novel plan that promises to reverse the threat of the world's mountain gorillas.

Rwanda genocide defendent claims innocence

2014-02-05 21:52

Rwanda's former intelligence director has denied charges of crimes against humanity and complicity in the 1994 genocide.

Rwandan faces landmark French genocide trial

2014-02-04 08:54

A French court has begun hearing the landmark trial of a former Rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the 1994 genocide that left 800 000 people dead.

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.

Rwanda rejects UN report on rebel group

2014-01-24 10:24

Rwanda has denied the UN experts’ allegations that a Congolese rebel group is recruiting inside its borders, trying to regroup in violation of a peace agreement reached last month.

Rwanda under fire over probe into murder of activist

2014-01-23 11:10

HRW has condemned what it says is a “disturbing silence” in Rwanda over the murder of an anti-corruption activist six months ago, accusing police in the central African nation of foot-dragging.

Rwandan troops deploy to CAR

2014-01-16 12:56

Rwandan troops have flown on a US military aircraft to the Central African Republic as part of an African Unio0n mission to the war-torn nation, the Rwandan army says.

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