ARTICLES RELATING TO GENOCIDE

Germany plans to apologise over genocide in Namibia

2016-07-13 19:53

Germany plans to formally apologise to Windhoek for the genocide of indigenous Namibians a century ago, but has added that the move will not carry any obligation of reparations.

DRC extradites key suspect in Rwandan genocide

2016-03-20 14:26

The Democratic Republic of Congo's justice minister says one of the most wanted suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has now been extradited home to face charges.

Former Rwandan mayor sentenced to life

2015-12-29 16:30

A German court has sentenced Onesphore Rwabukombe, a former Rwandan mayor, to life in prison for taking part in the killing of about 400 Tutsis in 1994.

UN warns of genocide risk in Burundi

2015-12-09 10:50

The United Nations has warned that violence in Burundi could degenerate into genocide, and stressed the urgent need for a political dialogue.

Thousands march at Auschwitz

2015-04-16 20:44

Thousands of young Jews from Israel and across the globe have marched alongside Polish teenagers in memory of Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Rwanda urged to take action over BBC genocide documentary

2015-03-01 10:33

Rwandan investigators on Saturday urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programmes from the country's airwaves over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide.

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.

Rwandan ex-mayor handed 25 years for genocide

2013-12-16 16:36

The UN tribunal for Rwanda has handed a 25-year jail term to a former mayor found guilty of genocide for the 1994 bulldozing of a church with 2 000 people inside.

France arrests Rwanda genocide suspect

2013-07-13 19:34

French police have arrested a former Rwandan colonel wanted for his alleged role in the east African nation's 1994 genocide, his lawyer says.

Ex-dictator denies Maya genocide order

2013-05-10 10:00

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has denied that he ordered the extermination of Ixil Mayas as he testified for the first time at his genocide trial.

 

Paris prosecutor calls for life in Rwanda genocide case

2016-07-04 22:49

The prosecutor of a special Paris court set up to try Rwandan genocide suspects, has called for life sentences against two former mayors accused of taking part in the mass murder of Tutsis.

Ex-pastor jailed for life over genocide killings

2015-12-31 20:56

A Rwandan court has sentenced a former pentecostal pastor to life in prison for leading a massacre of people sheltering in his church during the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in DRC

2015-12-10 21:28

One of nine top fugitive Rwandan genocide suspects, a former mayor accused of slaughtering thousands of people and organising mass rapes in 1994, has been arrested.

Watching killings became normal, says Genocide survivor

2015-09-02 09:35

The Jewish Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, apartheid South Africa, it can happen anywhere - survivors want the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre to be a "living thing" and not just an academic subject.

Pope calls Armenian slaughter '1st genocide of 20th century'

2015-04-12 14:55

Pope Francis has called the Armenian slaughter by Ottomans the "first genocide of the 20th century".

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".

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.

US woman gets 10yrs in Rwanda fraud case

2013-07-16 09:00

A woman who lied about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to enter the US and obtain citizenship has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Sweden man gets life for Rwanda genocide

2013-06-20 14:03

A Swedish court has sentenced a 54-year-old Swede of Rwandan origin to life in prison for participating in the genocide in Rwanda.

Rwandan man loses extradition appeal

2013-03-22 20:20

A Rwandan man, who faces charges of genocide allegedly carried out during the country's 1994 massacre, has lost his appeal against extradition from Denmark.

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