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 ...

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 ...

Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

World 12/06/18, 12:44

Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery.Diane Rwigara's case has drawn global attention as Kagame again faces pressure to give ...

Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

Africa 12/05/18, 05:03

As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's election says no amount of pressure will silence her.Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of her court appearance on Thursday, Diane Rwigara ...

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

Africa 11/12/18, 12:36

More women and girls in poor countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning, according to a report released Monday.The number of women and girls using contraceptives in 69 of the world's poorest countries surpassed 317 million in 2018, representing 46 million more ...

World Cup cash inequality persists after women’s prize rises

Soccer 10/26/18, 15:32

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says doubling the total prize money for women's World Cup teams to $30 million is progress. However, the total prize money will be $440 million for the men's teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.The FIFA Council on Friday ratified the financial package for the ...

Decision on new FIFA events stalled by planned taskforce

Soccer 10/26/18, 05:39

A FIFA decision on a $25 billion overhaul of competitions was expected to be delayed again on Friday after opposition from European soccer leaders and clubs intensified.FIFA President Gianni Infantino had hoped to secure an agreement from his council on the concept of revamping the Club World Cup and establishing ...

Rwandan ex-presidential challenger Rwigara freed on bail

Africa 10/05/18, 03:51

Former Rwandan presidential candidate Diane Rwigara was freed on bail on Friday after more than a year behind bars on charges she has called politically motivated after her outspoken challenge of one of Africa's most prominent leaders.A high court ordered the release of Rwigara and her mother, Adeline, with the ...

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