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Rwandan Opposition Leader Goes on Trial

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 10:31 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire has resumed in the capital, Kigali. Ingabire, who appeared in court wearing a pink prison jumpsuit and with a shaved head, is charged with inciting ethnic divisions to cause state insecurity. During Monday’s hearing the prosecution asked for a delay in the trial, which has already been […]

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US Court Sets Aside Conviction in Rwanda Genocide Case

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has dismissed all charges against an elderly immigrant accused of taking part in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. The federal judge in Kansas Thursday granted a request by prosecutors to drop the case against Lazare Kobagaya. In May, a jury in Wichita found the 84-year-old Kobagaya lied on immigration forms about where he was […]

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Rwanda and China Sign Development Deals

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Rwanda and China have signed six agreements for new development projects in the African nation. Under the deals signed Thursday, China will give Rwanda a $9 million grant for construction of a hospital and road project in the capital, Kigali, and the development of a Chinese operated agriculture project. The agreement also calls for Rwanda […]

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Rwandan President To Visit France

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s government says President Paul Kagame will make an official visit to France next month, the first by a Rwandan head of state since 1990. A government statement said President Kagame will travel to France September 12-13 at the invitation of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It said the visit follows President Sarkozy’s trip to Rwanda […]

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Rwanda Recovers Stolen Baby Mountain Gorilla

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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An African wildlife park says Rwandan police have arrested poachers who stole a baby mountain gorilla, an endangered species. Virunga National Park, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says Rwandan authorities recovered the eight-month-old male gorilla Sunday night, reportedly in the city of Gisenyi. A park statement says the poachers captured the gorilla six […]

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Sweden Releases Rwandan Genocide Suspect

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Sweden’s high court has released from custody a man accused of taking part in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Sylvere Ahorugeze was arrested in 2008 while on a visit to Sweden. In its ruling, the Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision to keep him in custody pending an extradition request from Rwanda. The court said Ahorugeze has […]

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Grenade Blast Wounds 21 in Rwanda

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Rwanda say a grenade has exploded at a market in the country’s southwest, wounding 21 people. Authorities said the blast happened late Tuesday in Rusizi, which is near the border with Burundi. Police said no arrests have been made, and called on residents to remain calm while security personnel carry out an investigation.

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Dutch Court Convicts Rwandan of Genocide

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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An appeals court in the Netherlands has sentenced a Rwandan man to life in prison for war crimes committed during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Joseph Mpambara was convicted by a lower court of torture in 2009 and sentenced to 20 years for causing the deaths of two Tutsi women and their four children. The appeals court, […]

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UN Tribunal Refers First Genocide Case to Rwanda

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. war crimes court trying the top suspects of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has for the first time referred a case to be tried in Rwanda itself. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said Tuesday it referred the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a pastor, to Rwanda’s national court system. Rwanda has in the past unsuccessfully […]

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UN Tribunal Refers First Genocide Case to Rwanda

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. war crimes court trying the top suspects of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide have for the first time referred a case to be tried in Rwanda itself. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said Tuesday it referred the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a pastor, to Rwanda’s national court system. Rwanda has in the past unsuccessfully […]

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