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Rwanda says French government ‘enabled’ the 1994 genocide

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwanda government concludes.The report which comes amid efforts by Rwanda to document the role of French authorities before, during, and after the genocide,...

Rwanda set release report on French role in 1994 genocide

The findings of a commission in Rwanda, that has spent two years uncovering France’s role in 1994 genocide are set to be made public Friday.There have been persistent, and so-far unsubstantiated, claims that France under then-President Francois Mitterrand did not act...

Exiled Rwandan opposition politician killed in South Africa

In what has become a routine, South Africa police are investigating the death of another exiled Rwandan opposition politician Seif Bamporiki who was killed in Cape Town.Bamporiki, the Rwanda National Congress party’s coordinator in South Africa, was shot dead...

Rwanda bolsters force in Central Africa rep. pushing back rebels

Rwanda has deployed what it called a "protection force" to the Central African Republic after its peacekeepers there were attacked by rebels advancing to the capital, Bangui.The Rwandan and CAR governments have accused ex-President François Bozizé of backing the...

Hotel Rwanda hero charged, declines to plead to terrorism charges

A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.Rusesabagina, credited with saving more than 1,000 lives during the 1994 genocide, appeared in...

Rights group insists ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was forcibly taken

Paul Rusesabagina sounded strained. The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving people from genocide but is now accused of terrorism in Rwanda was speaking to his family for the first time since being paraded in handcuffs...

Lawyers fear ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero faces risk of torture

The legal team for “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina has filed a complaint with the United Nations special rapporteur on torture asserting that Rusesabagina faces an “immediate risk” of cruel treatment as he remains cut off from lawyers, consular...

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai – Daughter

The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter asserts, while authorities on Tuesday gave no further details behind his arrest on...

Rwanda approaches France for the extradition of genocide suspect

Rwanda’s government has written to France requesting the extradition of a key suspect in the East African nation’s genocide a quarter-century ago, officials said Wednesday.Maj. Gen. Aloys Ntiwiragabo, a former head of Rwanda’s military intelligence service, recently was found...

Rwanda signs a new military deal with United States

Rwanda has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States as part of broader efforts to strengthen military cooperation between the two nations according to Rwandan tabloid, New Times.The deal which was signed in Kigali on...
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