Ex-Nazi death camp guard, 96, charged with complicity

2017-10-20 14:48

German prosecutors have charged a 96-year-old former SS guard at a Nazi death camp with complicity in the murder of detainees, in one of the last criminal cases linked to the Holocaust.

Skulls Of My People doccie is a crucial Namibian story

2017-06-04 09:49

A vital documentary film, Skulls Of My People, forms part of the line-up for this year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.

Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

2017-03-20 18:03

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and told Rwanda's president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal

Why we may never be silent about injustice

2017-02-01 08:07

Every genocide ever committed started with words. That is why it matters what leaders like Donald Trump and Julius Malema say and what ordinary people do about it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Wave of ethnic killings engulfs town in South Sudan

2016-11-18 17:13

Once a haven of coexistence for South Sudan's ethnic groups, the town of Yei is now the scene of violence, and the UN warns it could spiral into genocide.

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".


Suu Kyi should be ashamed of herself

2017-09-12 13:25

It seems Aung San Suu Kyi, the famously unwavering defender of human rights, does not seem to be touched by the seriousness of the situation, writes Mohamed Saeed.

Pupil apologises for ‘Heil Hitler’ chant

2017-05-29 19:51

One of the pupils who chanted 'Heil Hitler' during an inter-school festival play about the Holocaust has expressed remorse for his comments, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies says.

US judge finds that Rwandan man was active in 1994 genocide

2017-02-09 21:35

A US federal judge has found that a Rwandan man actively participated in the country's 1994 genocide.

Mondli Makhanya: A tale of two Africas

2016-12-18 06:15

On the eve of South Africa’s transition to democracy, Nigerian journalist Dele Olojede – then Africa correspondent for New York newspaper Newsday – was faced with a tough decision.

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.

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