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Swedish Court Sentences Man to Life in Prison for Role in Rwanda Genocide

By CHRISTINA ANDERSONMAY 16, 2016 STOCKHOLM — A Swedish court convicted a 61-year-old man on Monday of taking part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and sentenced him to life in prison. The case was noteworthy for being part of a transnational effort to hold people accountable for crimes against humanity, no matter where those […]

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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on “Terrorism and Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Bureau of African Affairs’ Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on “Terrorism and Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa” on May 10, 2016.

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Twenty-two years later, Rwandans remember

By: ATHAN TASHOBYA 1994-2016. It’s twenty-two years ago today that the unimaginable happened; a government unleashing a militia of extremists to eliminate a section of the population. A hundred days later, the Genocide against the Tutsi had killed over a million Rwandans. It remains the fastest killing spree ever recorded. And, today, Rwandans will be joined […]

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Senior UN official warns Burundi’s tensions could fuel violence throughout Great Lakes region

People demonstrate in Bujumbura against a decision by Burundi’s ruling party to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term (April 2015). Photo: Desire Nimubona/IRIN 22 March 2016 – A climate for inclusive dialogue is urgently required to eradicate the polarization and fragmentation of Burundian society, resulting from the increasing poverty and ongoing political […]

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Genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa flown to Rwanda for trial

From BBC Image copyrightUN Rwanda genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa has been flown to Rwanda from Democratic Republic of Congo for trial. Arrested in eastern DR Congo in December, Mr Ntaganzwa, 53, is accused in a UN indictment of genocide, crimes against humanity and violating the Geneva Conventions. He is alleged to have helped form a […]

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Rwandan President Addresses Criticism at Harvard

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame fielded questions from students at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on Friday regarding censorship of the press, balancing democracy and progress, and his decision to run for an unprecedented third term following a constitutional referendum. The president spoke in front of a packed forum with police and secret service guarding all […]

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Burundi rivals agree to hold talks to end crisis

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and opposition politicians have agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month-old crisis, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. After meeting with Nkurunziza and opposition politicians, Ban said on Tuesday that all sides had agreed to “inclusive dialogue” and that the president “confirmed that he would engage in political dialogue. “Burundi’s political […]

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EDITORIAL: Burundi will gain nothing by shifting blame

By: THE NEW TIMES As Burundi sinks deeper into violent political turmoil, it is becoming more clear that lack of serious and sincere efforts to end the deadlock will only make things worse. There has been a continuous barrage of inflammatory utterances from some of the country’s leaders with calculated attempts to pass the buck to […]

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We Live in Interesting Times: How the West Views Africa

The Strathink Editorial Team We live in interesting times. Our world today is faster, more connected and, in many ways, smaller than the planet we inhabited just twenty years ago. Yet, one part of our world seems surprising unchanged if we view that region from the perspective of the West—Africa. Despite the profound changes that […]

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Raila accuses AU of encouraging Burundi violence

  Cord leader Raila Odinga has accused the African Union of endorsing human rights abuse by failure to deploy troops to quell the conflict in Burundi, and instead concentrating on withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a press release sent to the Nation, Mr Odinga observed that the country is in the precipice […]

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