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Rwanda Journalist Killed in Uganda

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda say a Rwandan journalist has been shot and killed at a bar in Kampala. Police say Charles Ingabire, the editor of the online publication Inyenyeri News, was killed in the early hours of Thursday by an unknown assailant. Officials say Ingabire had fled from Rwanda to Uganda for political reasons. He was […]

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US Envoy: Rwanda Political Life ‘Closed’

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. envoy to the United Nations says Rwanda remains politically “closed,” despite having experienced impressive growth since the 1994 genocide. Ambassador Susan Rice spoke in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on Wednesday at the start of her four-day diplomatic mission to the East African country. The diplomat called Rwanda a “friend” to whom she can […]

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Former Rwandan Mayor Guilty on Genocide Charges

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The former mayor of a Rwandan town has been convicted on genocide charges in connection with the 1994 massacre of some 2,000 people in his district. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda sentenced Gregory Ndahimana to 15 years in prison on Thursday, after finding him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors had accused […]

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UN Agency to Revoke Refugee Status for Rwandans Abroad

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Refugee Agency says it will recommend lifting the refugee status for thousands of Rwandans next year, stating that normalcy had returned to the African country after the 1994 genocide. UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Friday in Geneva that the agency will recommend to states that have accepted refugees to invoke cessation […]

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Former Rwandan Ministers Cleared of Genocide

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations war crimes court has acquitted two former Rwandan ministers of charges they played key roles in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide . Following Friday’s verdict, former Health Minister Casimir Bizimungu and former Foreign Minister Jerome-Clement Bicamumpaka were granted their freedom after being jailed for 12 years. Their trial began in 2003. Bizimungu told reporters […]

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France Will Not Extradite Rwanda’s Former First Lady

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:54 pm (UTC-5)
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A French appeals court has rejected Rwanda’s request to extradite the widow of the late Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana. Rwandan prosecutors say former first lady Agathe Habyarimana played a key role in the country’s 1994 genocide. French authorities arrested her last year, after Rwanda issued a warrant charging her with genocide and crimes against humanity. […]

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Rwandan Rebel Leader Faces ICC on War Crimes Charges

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 11:47 am (UTC-5)
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A former Rwandan rebel leader has appeared before the International Criminal Court facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Callixte Mbarushimana sat before the ICC Friday in a pre-trial hearing facing 13 charges such as rape, murder and torture of Congolese citizens. A prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, told […]

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Rwandan and French Presidents Meet; Try to Put Genocide Behind Them

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 5:41 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame was welcomed in Paris by his French counterpart as the two countries try to move beyond bitterness over Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. French President Nicolas Sarkozy hosted Mr. Kagame in the Elysee Palace Monday where the two had a working lunch. Mr. Kagame said after the lunch that the two leaders discussed […]

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Rwandan President Makes First Visit to France Since 1994 Genocide

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has begun a visit to France, striving to rebuild ties that were shattered by accusations related to Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Mr. Kagame was scheduled to meet with Rwandan expatriates, French business leaders and French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his three-day visit. This is Mr. Kagame’s first trip to France since the […]

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Rwandan President Makes First Visit to France Since 1994 Genocide

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 9:26 am (UTC-5)
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has begun a visit to France, striving to rebuild ties that were shattered by accusations related to Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Mr. Kagame was scheduled to meet with Rwandan expatriates, French business leaders and French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his three-day visit. This is Mr. Kagame’s first trip to France since the […]

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