Rwanda


Poachers turn to gamekeeping to guard gorillas

2014-09-17 12:08

For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda - now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife.

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.

Rwanda delays verdict in 'attack plot' officer trial

2014-08-29 16:04

A Rwandan court says it would consider potential fresh evidence in the trial of an ex-army officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, delaying expected verdict.

Rwanda arrests army officers in crackdown

2014-08-25 19:39

Authorities in Rwanda have arrested several senior and former top military figures in an apparent crackdown against internal critics of the country's strongman and president, Paul Kagame.

German student tested for Ebola

2014-08-11 08:03

Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and is waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry says.

Rwanda island rehab haven has dark side

2014-08-05 22:17

Surrounded by glittering waters, Rwanda's remote Iwawa island appears idyllic, but it has housed thousands of drug users, as well as reputedly those the authoritarian government deems unsuitable for society.

Rwanda frees journalist after 4 years in jail

2014-06-18 15:02

A Rwandan journalist has been released after four years in jail for writing articles critical of President Paul Kagame.

Rwanda, DRC trade blame for heavy fighting

2014-06-12 10:13

The Rwandan and Congolese governments have blamed each other for an outbreak of heavy fighting on the border between the two neighbours, which are locked in a decades-long conflict.

Rwandan rebels say more to surrender in DRC

2014-06-06 10:08

A second wave of Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland will turn themselves in on 9 June in the eastern DRC, a leader of the group says.

Rwanda, HRW in row over bias allegations

2014-06-03 15:18

Human Rights Watch has reacted angrily to Rwandan allegations of bias in its reporting on the east African nation, saying it has been "misrepresented" and its staff "disparaged".

Rwanda's deadly methane lake, a source of power

2014-05-26 07:35

Beneath the waters of Lake Kivu lie vast but deadly reserves of methane and carbon dioxide, which Rwanda is tapping into, to save lives and provide a lucrative power source.

Rwanda closes French cultural centre

2014-04-24 09:35

Authorities in Rwanda have forced the closure of the French cultural centre, just weeks after the two nations were in a major diplomatic spat over genocide commemorations.

Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terror charges

2014-04-22 07:39

A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame’s government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.

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.

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.

 

Rwanda arrests prompt purge speculation

2014-09-11 11:33

A string of arrests of prominent Rwandan military figures, some of them close to the east African nation’s inner circle of power, have prompted speculation of a major political crisis.

Four found guilty of shooting Rwandan exile

2014-08-29 19:17

A Pretoria court has found four men guilty of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in a case that had strained diplomatic ties between SA and Rwanda.

Rwanda genocide appeal trial opens in Norway

2014-08-26 17:47

A Rwandan man sentenced to a 21-year prison term in Norway over involvement in the 1994 genocide in the east African country has maintained his innocence.

Rwanda patient tests negative for Ebola

2014-08-12 16:04

Rwanda says that a German man put in isolation with fever had tested negative for the deadly tropical disease Ebola.

UN warns DRC rebels to disarm or face military

2014-08-08 08:18

The UN mission chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo has warned the last remaining rebel group in the east to lay down arms or face military action.

Rwanda court upholds 30-yr sentence for ex-army chief

2014-06-30 14:55

The UN court for Rwanda has upheld a 30-year-jail term for former chief Augustin Bizimungu for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.

Fighting flares up on DRC-Rwanda border

2014-06-12 11:29

Fighting has flared again on the border of Rwanda and the DRC, the second day of skirmishes between two neighbours locked in a decades-long dispute, sources say.

Rwanda, DRC soldiers exchange fire

2014-06-11 20:12

Fighting involving heavy weapons flared again between Congolese soldiers and Rwandan troops on their volatile border further straining relations between the rival neighbours.

US slams Rwanda over press freedom

2014-06-05 07:46

The US has expressed deep concern over the arrest and disappearances of dozens of Rwandans over the last two months.

Armed Rwandan rebels surrender in DRC

2014-05-31 12:23

More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland have turned themselves in, which has been welcomed by the UN.

Rwanda accused of 'forced disappearances'

2014-05-17 07:17

An increasing number of people have been forcibly disappeared or have been reported missing in Rwanda since March 2014.

Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide

2014-04-23 12:19

Rwanda President Paul Kagame says that the genocide in his country 20 years ago has taught the nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate".

Rwanda Hutu rebels condemn 'terror plot' arrests

2014-04-21 08:57

Rwandan Hutu rebels exiled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have condemned the arrest of a group accused of plotting a grenade attack against the government in Kigali.

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.

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.

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