Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects

Asia & Pacific 05/17/19, 02:37

Australia's prime minister on Friday denied media reports that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. U.S. news outlet Politico reported that former Hutu rebels Leonidas Bimenyimana and Gregoire Nyaminani spent more than a decade in a Virginia state ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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