ARTICLES RELATING TO 1994 RWANDAN GENOCIDE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Genocide suspect appeals Danish extradition

2013-11-08 10:12

A Rwandan sought by Kigali for his alleged role in the 1994 genocide will contest a Danish extradition ruling in the European Court of Human Rights, his lawyer says.

Rwanda's ruling party set for landslide win

2013-09-17 11:19

The ruling party of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is headed for a widely-predicted landslide win in parliamentary elections, officials say.

Rwanda slams genocide court acquittals

2013-02-06 11:21

Rwanda is expressing dismay over the decision of the International Criminal Tribunal to acquit two former cabinet ministers on genocide charges.

Rwandan genocide: Dutch citizen on trial

2012-10-22 16:00

A Rwanda woman turned Dutch national has gone on trial in a Hague court charged with genocide for her alleged role in the 1994 massacre of almost a million people in the east African nation.

Genocide fugitive thought to be in Zim

2012-09-20 12:29

Zimbabwean police are reportedly offering a $5m reward for information on a Rwandan genocide fugitive they say may be hiding in the country, according to a report.

Rwanda genocide convict sent to Mali

2012-07-04 12:23

The most high-profile detainee at the UN court for Rwanda, Theoneste Bagosora, has been sent to Mali to serve his sentence along with three other prisoners, the court says.

Rwandan orphans find hope

2012-05-24 11:53

In a special village outside the Rwanda capital, orphans find family and hope in what could become a model for the world.

Rwanda leader slams West over genocide

2012-04-07 22:29

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused unspecified Western countries of failing to stop genocide suspects on their territory.

Genocide: Rwandan deportation delayed

2012-01-13 11:08

A Rwandan man facing deportation for allegedly helping incite that country’s genocide has won a temporary legal reprieve to stay in Canada.

US extradites Rwanda woman over genocide

2011-12-22 16:16

US officials have extradited a Rwandan woman convicted in absentia by a court in her country for her role in the 1994 genocide.

ICC to free Rwanda rebel

2011-12-19 20:43

The International Criminal Court has rejected a prosecution demand that it suspend an order to free Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana.

Rwandan 'can't be tried in Denmark'

2011-10-26 20:52

A Copenhagen appeals court has ruled that Denmark’s law on genocide cannot be used to prosecute a Rwandan man charged with killing Tutsis during the 1994 genocide and dismissed his case.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

France to extradite Rwanda genocide suspects

2013-11-14 08:40

A French appeals court has approved the extradition of two Rwandans wanted at home for their alleged role in the 1994 genocide that claimed about 800 000 lives.

France charges Rwandan doctor over genocide

2013-09-20 11:26

French judges have charged a Rwandan doctor for planning to "commit the crime of genocide" in 1994, a judicial source says, after Kigali issued an international warrant against him.

Protests in Rwanda over genocide acquittals

2013-02-12 11:29

Hundreds of Rwandans have marched to the offices of the UN tribunal set to try key cases related to Rwanda’s 1994 genocide to protest the court’s decision to acquit two former ministers accused of masterminding killings.

Ex-Rwandan minister gets 35-yr jail term

2012-12-20 14:33

The UN tribunal for Rwanda has handed a 35-year jail term to a former minister found guilty of genocide, in the court’s final trial ruling.

Rwandan pleads not guilty in genocide case

2012-09-25 15:48

A Rwandan man has pleaded not guilty in an Oslo court to charges of being complicit in the massacres of more than 2 000 people in his home country, as Norway's first genocide case opens.

Uganda arrests Rwanda genocide suspect

2012-07-06 13:14

Uganda has arrested a Belgian citizen of Rwandan origin wanted by a court in his adopted homeland for involvement in the 1994 genocide, police say.

Evidence against Rwandan rebel 'too weak'

2012-05-30 15:28

The International Criminal Court has backed a decision to drop war crimes charges against Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana.

1st suspect sent by ICTR in Rwandan court

2012-04-26 19:50

The first genocide suspect to be transferred by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has made his debut appearance in a domestic court.

Rwandan charged with plotting genocide

2012-02-03 13:51

A Rwanda sought by the authorities in Kigali over the 1994 genocide and deported by Canada after a long legal battle, has been charged with plotting genocide, incitement and distribution of arms.

Rwanda urges Canada to deport suspect

2012-01-07 20:19

Rwanda has urged Canada to ensure the deportation of a Rwandan refugee accused of inciting genocide, and ignore his lawyer's attempt to continue a 17-year legal battle to quash his expulsion.

Travel ban delays Rwanda rebel release

2011-12-20 20:48

Officials say the release of a Rwandan rebel from International Criminal Court detention has been delayed because he is the subject of a UN travel ban.

Rwanda doctor charged with genocide

2011-12-16 23:01

A court in Paris has charged a Rwandan doctor living in France on suspicion he took part in the country's 1994 genocide.

Rwandan gets 30 years for genocide

2011-09-30 17:01

Two former Rwandan ministers have been jailed for 30 years by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for involvement in the central African country’s 1994 genocide.

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