Rwandan genocide haunts French military

2015-12-01 20:56

New documents have come to light in the long-running controversy over whether French troops based in Rwanda at the time of the 1994 genocide failed to prevent the killings of Tutsis.

Kagame may rule until 2034

2015-11-17 16:38

Rwandan President Paul Kagame would be able to run for a third term in 2017 and potentially stay in power until 2034.

Despite genocide warnings, Burundi says it's 'not in flames'

2015-11-10 12:30

"Burundi is not in flames," its foreign minister says, dismissing international concerns that his country is at risk of a Rwanda-like genocide.

Rwanda parliament debates constitutional changes for third Kagame term

2015-10-28 19:31

Revisions to Rwanda's constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third seven-year term are on parliament's agenda.

Rwanda to open debate on 3rd-term for Kagame

2015-10-12 15:30

Rwanda’s parliament is set to open a debate on amending the constitution to let strongman and President Paul Kagame run for a third term in 2017.

Burundi expels Rwandan diplomat

2015-10-07 22:35

Burundi has expelled a senior Rwandan diplomat, the latest sign of tension between the central African neighbours.

Burundi's hunt for 'rebels' spooks frightened Rwandans

2015-10-04 07:24

Buses to Burundi from neighbouring Rwanda used to be full, but nowadays they struggle for passengers: a reflection of tensions amid accusations Kigali is backing a rebellion against Bujumbura.

German court sentences 2 Rwandan Hutu rebels to long jail terms

2015-09-28 12:38

A German court has sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders to long jail terms for masterminding massacres in eastern DRC from their homes in Germany.

Rwanda genocide trial opens in Sweden

2015-09-16 17:32

A Rwandan-born man charged with genocide and other crimes during the 1994 ethnic massacres in the central African country has gone on trial.

Rwanda gorilla numbers are rising

2015-09-15 16:58

An increasing number of tourists are heading to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park as the gorilla population rebounds.


US to Kagame: Respect term limits, leave in 2017

2015-11-18 09:45

The Obama administration is telling Rwanda's leader, one of America's closest allies in Africa, not to consider a third term as president.

Rwanda prosecution demands 15-years for 'revolt' officer

2015-11-16 20:00

Rwandan prosecution lawyers have called for a former army captain on trial for 'inciting revolt' to be jailed for 15 years.

Rwandan senate debates constitutional change for Kagame 3rd term

2015-11-05 18:37

Rwanda’s upper house of parliament has debated a constitutional amendment enabling President Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in 2017.

Rwanda rejects Burundi meddling accusations

2015-10-23 14:53

Rwanda has dismissed accusations it is meddling in neighbouring Burundi’s political crisis, with Kigali’s foreign minister saying Rwanda only wants peace.

Rwandan court dismisses presidential term limits case as baseless

2015-10-08 12:36

Rwanda's Supreme Court has dismissed an application aimed at preventing the president from extending his time in office beyond two terms.

Genocide case dropped against Rwanda priest in France

2015-10-06 17:26

French judges have dropped the case against Rwandan priest Wenceslas Munyeshyaka for his alleged role in the country's 1994 genocide, a judicial source says.

2 Rwandans jailed for planning attacks in DRC from Germany

2015-09-28 12:59

A German court has sentenced two Rwandans to between eight and 12 years in prison for planning attacks in the Congolese civil war from Germany.

Rwanda accused of arresting 'undesirables' to keep capital clean

2015-09-24 22:06

An international rights group has accused the Rwandan government of rounding up "undesirables", including beggars and prostitutes, and holding them in a grim detention centre to promote the capital's clean image.

New court bid against Rwandan army general's refugee status in SA

2015-09-15 19:08

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre is considering a petition to the Appeal Court over a court ruling that former Rwandan general Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa can retain his refugee status in SA.

Rwanda appoints commission to consider Kagame third term

2015-09-10 18:57

Rwanda has appointed a seven-member commission to review possible constitutional changes to allow President Paul Kagame a third term in power, the justice minister says.

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