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.

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.


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.

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