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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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Ethiopia “acts as a stabilizing factor” in the Horn region: Ambassador Joachim Schmidt

Addis Ababa, 12 August 2o15 (WIC) – Germany’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Mr. Joachim Schmidt regarding Ethiopia as a key partner in areas ranging from security to economic cooperation said that Ethiopia “acts as a stabilizing factor in a highly-volatile region” and it is the “main supplier of troops for UN and African Union missions on the […]

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CDU Bundestag (Germany) backbencher Patzelt takes in Eritreans

Germans are being asked to develop a “welcoming culture” toward refugees. To set an example, one parliamentarian has taken two Eritreans into his house – and he wants to visit Eritrea to find out why they fled. Martin Patzelt is a backbench parliamentarian with Germany’s center-right governing party, the Christian Democratic Union. He’s a social worker […]

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Eritrean translators ‘intimidating refugees’ in Germany

Eritrean translators are deliberately mistranslating the testimonies of refugees during their hearings, according to dissidents’ groups in Germany. Some are even intimidating them into hiding human rights abuses. “He asked us, ‘Wait, where’s the part where I was tortured in prison?’ And we said, ‘that’s not in here.’ He was completely horrified,” Rut Bahta, co-founder […]

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