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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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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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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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U.S. fears Burundi ultimatum will trigger violence this weekend

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The president of Burundi’s five-day ultimatum for people to hand over illegal firearms or be treated as enemies of the state may spark extensive bloodshed in the coming days, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday. “The United States is alarmed by the […]

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Rwandan Foreign Minister: ‘Where is a white man convicted by the ICC?’

Is Rwanda choosing impunity over international justice? Louise Mushikiwabo is this week’s guest on Conflict Zone, DW’s top political talk show. Louise Mushikiwabo on Conflict Zone The Foreign Minister of Rwanda accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of having a racial bias and of being little more than a tool for Western countries “to manipulate […]

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Germany Jails Rwandan Rebels For War Atrocities

A German court has sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders for masterminding attacks on civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni were accused of ordering militias to commit mass murder and rape between 2008 and 2009. The trial took place under a law that allows the prosecution of foreigners for crimes […]

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Verdict in FDLR trial in Germany set for Monday

By: JAMES KARUHANGA A German court will on Monday rule on a long-running case against two leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia accused of masterminding massacres in eastern DR Congo from their homes in Germany. The trial of FLDR leader Ignace Murwanashyaka and his deputy, Straton Musoni, began on May 4, 2011, […]

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Suspected Rebel Raid on DRC Army Camp Leaves 8 Dead

DRC map, North Kivu province Reuters September 25, 2015 3:08 PM KINSHASA, D.R.C.—At least eight people were killed late Thursday in an attack on an army camp in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that local sources blamed on Rwandan Hutu rebels targeted by a Congolese army operation. Gunmen raided the camp in the village […]

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Rwanda: French Court Blocks Rwanda Genocide Suspect Extradition

A French court has said no to the extradition of a Rwandan genocide suspect, accused of inciting the murder of monks in the monastery where he worked. Campaigners say they hope Joseph Habyarimana will face trial in France. Habyarimana faces charges of complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity in Rwanda for his alleged part […]

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Rwanda court agrees to hear case to block president’s third term

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Rwanda’s Supreme Court said it would hear a case brought by the main opposition party that aims to block changing the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third, seven-year term. The debate about term limits has flared in several countries in Africa. The […]

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