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Grenade Blast in Rwanda Wounds 10

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Rwanda say they have arrested two suspects in connection with a grenade blast that wounded at least 10 people in the southern part of the central African country. The blast happened late Tuesday near a public transportation facility in the central Rwandan town of Muhanga. Earlier this month, a similar grenade attack killed […]

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Rwandan Genocide Suspect Deported From Canada

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s foreign minister says Canada has deported a Rwandan man accused of helping to incite the country’s 1994 genocide. In messages posted Tuesday to the social media website Twitter, Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo says the suspect, Leon Mugesera, is airbound for the capital Kigali and is due to arrive there by midnight local time. Canadian […]

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Rwanda Arrests Four Top Army Officers

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s military has suspended four top army officers and placed them under house arrest for alleged illegal business dealings in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The army said the three and a colonel are under investigation for “acts of indiscipline.” It said the four men are suspected of taking part in business deals with civilians […]

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Rwandan Army Arrests Four Military Officers

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s military has arrested four top military officers, accusing them of illegal business dealings with civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A spokesman with the Rwanda Defense Force says the four are under investigation for acts of “indiscipline.” Among those arrested are Lieutenant General Fred Ibingira, the chief of staff for the reserves force, […]

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Canada to Deport Alleged Rwandan Genocide Inciter

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A man accused of helping to instigate the 1994 Rwandan genocide has lost his battle to remain in Canada. Leon Mugesera had requested a stay on his deportation order but was turned down Wednesday by Canada’s Federal Court in Montreal. Mugesera, a Rwandan Hutu, allegedly helped incite the genocide with a 1992 speech in which […]

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French Inquiry Clears Rwandan President Aides in ’94 Plane Attack

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Rwandan government says French investigators have cleared aides of President Paul Kagame in the 1994 assassination of his predecessor. A government statement Tuesday said the French inquiry into the killing of President Juvenal Habyarimana found that the missile which downed his plane came from a military barracks controlled by Hutu extremists, not Kagame-led Tutsi […]

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Grenade Attack Kills 2 in Rwanda

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Rwanda say a grenade has exploded in the capital, Kigali, killing two people and wounding 18 others. Authorities say the attack happened late Tuesday near a fruit and vegetable market. Police said Wednesday there were no suspects, but that their investigation was continuing. Rwanda has been hit by a series of grenade attacks […]

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Two Rwandans Sentenced to Life for Genocide

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. tribunal for Rwanda has sentenced two former politicians to life in prison for their roles in the country’s 1994 genocide. Mathieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera were president and vice president of Rwanda’s then-ruling MRND party at the time of the genocide. The tribunal found them guilty on charges of genocide, war crimes, and […]

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ICC Rejects Bid to Halt Release of Rwandan Rebel

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has rejected a request by prosecutors to block the release of a Rwandan rebel accused of war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ICC judges ordered Callixte Mbarushimana’s release on Friday after dismising all charges against him, citing lack of evidence. Prosecutors have asked the court to keep him in […]

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ICC Drops Charges Against Rwandan Suspected in Congo Violence

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court has dropped charges against a Rwandan man suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ICC judges on Friday ordered the release of Callixte Mbarushimana, saying prosecutors had not presented enough evidence to support the charges against him. Mbarushimana had faced eight counts of war […]

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