New book details decades of African investigative journalism

2017-11-16 09:08

Her first stories on the 1994 Rwandan genocide weren't published. Her editor couldn't believe them. No one could.

Uganda charges 2 police over Rwandan refugee's kidnapping

2017-10-27 17:27

Two senior Ugandan police officers have been charged over the mysterious kidnapping of a Rwandan refugee who had been a member of his country's presidential guard.

Niger raid highlights US forces' growing Africa role

2017-10-20 20:59

The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action.

Jailed Rwandan opposition figure accuses president

2017-10-17 09:05

A jailed critic of Rwanda's government says she was detained because she tried to run against longtime President Paul Kagame in the recent election.

Mother of Rwanda candidate reports torture in police custody

2017-10-14 09:00

The mother of a former Rwanda presidential candidate has told a court she was tortured in police custody.

Rwanda says torture claims 'baseless'

2017-10-11 18:30

Rwanda has denied that its military used torture to extract confessions from detainees, calling a scathing report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) "baseless".

Ten dead in attack on militia in east DRC

2017-10-05 20:56

Ten fighters have died when the army launched a pre-dawn attack on a militia in the restive eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo, a military spokesperson has said.

Rwanda opposition figure charged with insurrection

2017-10-04 06:03

Rwandan prosecutors have charged a prominent critic of the president with forgery and inciting insurrection against the state.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, pastor Mawarire, Angola

2017-09-27 08:30

President Robert Mugabe has accused some members of his own party of causing shortages in a bid to trigger a revolt against his government, and Joao Lourenco has been sworn in as Angola's next president.

Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrested

2017-09-24 18:58

Rwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security


Rwandan journalist escapes from prison, authorities say

2017-11-01 20:18

Rwanda prison authorities say a local journalist who had been sentenced to 25 years for conspiracy has escaped.

Critic of Rwanda's long-time president denied bail

2017-10-24 08:25

A Rwandan court has denied bail to a critic of President Paul Kagame who is charged with forgery and inciting insurrection

Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court

2017-10-17 19:02

A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame has asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and "inciting insurrection".

Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

2017-10-14 15:01

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union has said, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.

Rwanda ex-presidential candidate denies insurrection charge

2017-10-11 19:56

Former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara is denying charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record.

Unlawful military detention, torture rife in Rwanda - HRW

2017-10-10 10:08

Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch has said in a report.

Germany to investigate provenance of 1 000 African skulls

2017-10-05 15:17

A German cultural institution has started an investigation into the provenance of about 1 000 human skulls from the country's former African colonies in the collection of a Berlin hospital.

Rwanda critics targeted by government, says rights group

2017-09-30 18:24

Rwanda's authorities have arrested, forcibly disappeared, and threatened political opponents since the August 2017 presidential elections, a rights group says.

Rwanda files charges against detained opposition leader

2017-09-26 11:20

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday.

French, Rwandan presidents hold rare meeting amid tense diplomatic ties

2017-09-19 18:01

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in New York for rare talks, Kigali has said, as diplomatic ties remain icy over the 1994 genocide.

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