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.

Rwanda genocide court to close its doors after 21 years

2015-07-17 10:18

In 1994, up to one million people were slaughtered in the space of just 100 days in Rwanda. The court set up to try those responsible is to close its doors at the end of the year, as only one case is still being appealed.

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.

Court upholds life terms for Rwanda ex-ruling party bosses

2014-09-29 12:07

The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda has upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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: 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.

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.

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