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.

UN overturns 2 Rwanda genocide convictions

2013-02-04 14:17

A UN appeal court has overturned genocide convictions of two Rwandan ex-ministers who were jailed for 30 years, and ordered their immediate release.

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.

Rwanda closes community genocide courts

2012-06-19 20:49

Rwanda has officially closed the "gacaca" community courts, the controversial tribunals both credited with easing tensions and criticised for possible miscarriages of justice.

Prosecutor: Ratko Mladic fit for trial

2012-05-02 18:19

The chief prosecutor of the UN Yugoslav tribunal says he believes former Bosnian Serb military leader General Ratko Mladic is physically and mentally fit to stand trial.

Rwandan leader withdraws from her trial

2012-04-16 21:24

A Rwanda opposition leader has withdrawn from her trial, citing a lack of an independent judiciary.

Obama remembers Rwanda genocide

2012-04-07 12:04

US President Barack Obama has remembered the killings of 800 000 people in Rwanda, marking the 18th anniversary of the genocide by vowing to ensure such evil cannot triumph again.

ICC refers Malawi to UN

2011-12-13 14:30

The world court says it is referring Malawi to the UN Security Council over its refusal to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted for genocide.

France: Rwanda ex-first lady to stay

2011-09-28 19:27

A French appeals court has rejected a Rwandan request to extradite alleged mass-killing mastermind Agathe Habyarimana, widow of the Rwandan president whose killing sparked the 1994 genocide.

Bashir's arrest depends on states' collaboration

2011-07-02 20:01

He may have an arrest warrant against him, but Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir continues to jet around the world in defiance of the ICC, which depends on the goodwill of states to catch him.

Genocide suspect walks out of trial

2011-06-28 18:11

Khmer Rouge survivors have reacted with dismay as a top regime leader walked out of his genocide trial for a second day.

First ever woman convicted of genocide

2011-06-24 16:10

The UN court has found a female former government minister and her son guilty of war crimes, marking the first time a woman has been convicted of genocide.

US envoy recalls Mladic's sense of brutality

2011-06-01 18:07

Accused war criminal Ratko Mladic was a tough interlocutor with a 'sense of brutality' who showed no remorse for his alleged role in the slaughter of thousands of Muslim civilians, says a former top US envoy.

Pro-Mladic Bosnia rally stirs Muslim fear

2011-05-31 16:45

About 10 000 Bosnian Serbs have pledged support for their wartime commander Ratko Mladic in a protest against his arrest that has alarmed Muslims.

Man accused of genocide faces US trial

2011-04-27 09:36

An 84-year-old man accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has gone on trial in an immigration case in the US.

Rwanda unveils genocide memorial

2010-12-10 15:14

Rwanda has unveiled an archive that aims to make the 1994 slaughter of 800 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus one of the most documented genocides in history.

Museveni blasts DRC report

2010-10-06 22:33

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has labelled as "fiction" a UN report accusing his army of atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC demands justice for victims

2010-10-01 21:15

The DRC has demanded justice for the victims of massacres carried out in the country, saying it was "appalled" by the acts outlined in a new UN report.

No request yet for Nyamwasa extradition

2010-09-19 14:37

South Africa has yet to receive a formal extradition request from Spain for former Rwandan army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa over genocide charges.

Genocide claim ludicrous - govt

2010-08-24 14:05

A claim that the government is committing genocide against Afrikaner farmers is "ludicrous", says government spokesperson Themba Maseko.

Khmer Rouge jail boss sentenced

2010-07-26 13:29

A UN-backed court has sentenced a Khmer Rouge prison chief to 30 years in jail for crimes against humanity during Cambodia’s "Killing Fields" era.


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.

Britain urges Chad to arrest Bashir

2013-02-17 09:22

Britain called on Chad on Saturday to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir while he visits N'Djamena for a regional summit and to hand him over to the International Criminal Court.

Ex-first lady testifies in genocide case

2012-11-14 10:25

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has begun testifying in her trial for genocide, embezzlement and other charges, says a judicial source.

Rwandan jailed for life over genocide

2012-06-20 07:38

The UN war crimes court for Rwanda has sentenced former military officer Ildephonse Nizeyimana to life in prison after he was found guilty of involvement in his country's 1994 genocide.

Rwanda genocide suspect refused extra time

2012-05-24 22:21

Rwandan genocide suspect Leon Mugesera, who was deported by Canada to Kigali after a long legal battle will appeal a court decision to refuse his request for a further delay of his trial.

Rwanda gets first genocide trial

2012-04-20 18:00

The first genocide suspect to be transferred by an international genocide tribunal to Rwanda has arrived in the country's capital.

UN can't be tried for Srebrenica massacre

2012-04-13 22:28

The Dutch Supreme Court has ruled that the United Nations cannot be prosecuted in the Netherlands for failing to prevent genocide against Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.

Turkey slams France over genocide bill

2011-12-17 17:34

Turkey's prime minister has sharply criticised France for a bill to make it a crime to deny that the World War I-era mass killing of Armenians was genocide.

Mladic hospitalised with pneumonia

2011-10-11 16:32

Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, on trial before a UN court for genocide and war crimes, has been hospitalised with pneumonia, a lawyer has said.

New US plan to prevent genocide

2011-08-04 21:14

Vowing to learn from horror in Rwanda, the United States has unveiled a plan to prevent genocide, seeking to shake up a grinding bureaucracy which hampers a swift response to unfolding atrocities.

Ex-Khmer Rouge leader vows co-operation

2011-06-30 17:26

The Khmer Rouge's former head of state has told a court trying him for genocide and other crimes that he is keen to tell all he knows about Cambodia's 1970s regime.

Genocide verdict 'important step'

2011-06-25 22:06

The US has welcomed the genocide conviction of a Rwandan ex-minister for women's empowerment, saying it is "an important step".

Prosecutor - genocide continues in Darfur

2011-06-08 22:32

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says genocide and crimes against humanity are continuing unabated in Darfur, masterminded by President Omar al-Bashir.

Mladic leaves for UN war crimes court

2011-05-31 18:02

Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic has been extradited and is on a plane on his way to a UN court in The Hague, says Serbian Justice Minister Snezana Malovic.

Mladic appeal rejected

2011-05-31 14:46

Serbia's war crimes court has rejected an appeal against the extradition of Ratko Mladic, opening the way for the former Bosnian Serb general's dispatch to The Hague to stand trial.

Bosnia charges ex-cop for genocide

2011-03-04 19:01

Bosnia's prosecutors say they have charged a former Bosnian Serb policeman with genocide for taking part in the execution of over 1 000 Muslim Bosniaks in 1995.

Senegal will accept Rwanda convicts

2010-11-23 22:03

Senegal has an agreement with the UN on taking in convicts sentenced by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Rwanda may review UN relations

2010-10-02 08:06

Rwanda says it has the right to review engagements with the UN and warns that a report accusing it of committing atrocities in the DRC could harm regional stability.

UN tones down DRC report

2010-10-01 15:15

The UN has toned down a report detailing hundreds of gruesome attacks against civilians in the DRC over a 10-year period.

‘Killing Fields’ leaders on trial

2010-09-16 13:20

Four top Khmer Rouge leaders are set to stand trial for crimes, including genocide during the “Killing Fields” era, Cambodia’s UN-backed court has said.

Kagame at a loss over free rebels

2010-08-07 22:23

President Paul Kagame says he cannot understand how some leaders of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda, wanted for genocide charges, are still at large in the West.

Rwandan pastor arrested over genocide

2010-07-03 16:15

A Rwandan pastor facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity during Rwanda's 100-day slaughter has been arrested in Uganda.

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