Bosnian Serb wrongly calls Srebrenica massacre a ‘myth’

World 04/13/19, 11:36

A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." The comments defy international court rulings that say genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave.Both the International Court of Justice and the ...

Update: Sudanese army won’t extradite ousted president

Africa 04/12/19, 05:08

The Latest on the situation in Sudan (all times local):12:05 p.m.A Sudanese army official says the military authorities will not extradite deposed President Omar al-Bashir but will try him at home, before the nation.This Wednesday, April 10, 2019 satellite image shows Khartoum, Sudan during massive protests. Sudan’s military overthrew President ...

Sudan leader’s iron grip finally slips amid protests

World 04/11/19, 17:20

He was the world's only sitting head of state wanted for genocide. He lost a third of his country, a quarter of its population and most of its oil resources when South Sudan broke away.Yet Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, who came to power in a military coup in 1989, was able ...

Leader of Sudan coup on US sanction list for Darfur genocide

World 04/11/19, 12:59

Sudan's defense minister, who led the overthrow Thursday of autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, has had his assets blocked by the U.S. Treasury since 2007 for supporting and managing militias accused of carrying out genocide in the country's Darfur conflict.In a televised statement, Gen. Awad ibn Ouf declared that the military ...

A timeline of key events in rule of Sudan’s al-Bashir

Africa 04/11/19, 08:23

After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by the military on Thursday, following nearly four months of protests against his rule. The army has also taken over the country for the next two years and imposed a three-month state of emergency, plunging the nation ...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda’s Kagame is praised, feared

Africa 04/09/19, 03:33

A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary leadership and loathed by others who see a firm authoritarian with a malicious streak.Kagame is so little-questioned that he speaks openly about the apparent ...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda’s president praises healing

Africa 04/08/19, 12:58

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said Monday that the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide feel repentant for killing some 800,000 people and that is helping the country to find reconciliation.Rwanda has begun commemorating the genocide which began 25 years ago and in which Hutu extremists slaughtered Tutsis and Hutus who tried ...

Update: French president expresses support for Rwanda

Africa 04/07/19, 07:24

The Latest on the commemorations to mark the start of Rwanda's genocide 25 years ago. (all times local):3:15 p.m.President Emmanuel Macron wants each April 7 to become a day of commemoration of the "genocide of Tutsis" in Rwanda, now marking the 25th anniversary of the start of the ethnic slaughter ...

Rwanda somberly marks the start of genocide 25 years ago

Africa 04/07/19, 06:34

Rwanda somberly commemorated the start, 25 years ago, of its genocide in which some 800,000 people were killed, as the country continues to grapple with the consequences of the slaughter.President Paul Kagame and first lady Jeannette Kagame on Sunday lay wreaths and lit a flame at the mass burial ground ...

25 years after Rwanda genocide, survivors forgive killers

Africa 04/06/19, 04:23

Twenty-five years ago, Tasian Nkundiye murdered his neighbor with a machete.The 43-year-old Hutu and a few other men from his Rwandan village chopped the Tutsi man to pieces — one horrific slaying during a 100-day genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and the Hutus who tried to protect ...

Macron calls for probe into French role in Rwanda genocide

Europe 04/05/19, 11:18

French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a government study into the country's role in Rwanda before and during its 1994 genocide.Macron met Friday with victims of the genocide, and a Rwandan group working to teach future generations about it.Rwanda is this weekend marking the 25th anniversary of the start of ...

Was There: Only human wreckage left in Karubamba village

Africa 04/05/19, 07:23

journalist Mark Fritz reported on the Rwandan genocide, for which he won a Pulitzer prize. We are reprinting the story now to mark the 25th anniversary of the plane crash on April 6 that triggered the genocide.___Nobody lives here anymore.FILE - In this Friday May 13, 1994 file photo a ...

Photos: 25 years ago, images exposed Rwanda’s genocide

Africa 04/04/19, 06:26

Twenty-five years ago, Rwanda descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history.The massacres, mostly by gangs wielding machetes, swept across Rwanda and groups of ...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

Europe 03/19/19, 06:26

Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction.United Nations appeals judges will on Wednesday rule whether to uphold ...

France drops probe of air crash that led to Rwandan genocide

Europe 12/26/18, 08:04

French authorities have dropped a sensitive investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda's 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence.Several people close to Rwanda's current president, Paul Kagame, had been under investigation. Rwanda's government denounced the probe as an attempt to deflect responsibility from France's suspected role in the ...

In South Sudan, a new approach to end use of child soldiers

World 11/25/18, 04:18

After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.In an interview with The Associated Press in civil war-torn South Sudan, ...

European zoos to send critically endangered rhinos to Rwanda

Europe 11/20/18, 11:53

Wildlife parks from three European countries are joining forces to send critically endangered eastern black rhinos back to their natural habitat in Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out during the genocide in the 1990s.CORRECTES NAME OF DANISH PARK TO REE PARK SAFARI -- Manny, a male of ...

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