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Congo’s Kabila in Rwanda as Rebel Attacks Roil Mineral Region

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda pledged greater intelligence cooperation amid an upsurge in rebel attacks in the east of Africa’s biggest copper producer. Conglese President Joseph Kabila met his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, in the western Rwandan town of Rubavu on Friday. Both sides “hailed the progress made in line […]

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Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term

Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term Africa Report N°23520 May 2016 REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana The full report is available in: Français EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS One year after President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term sparked the crisis, the situation remains critical. The radicalisation of the regime, which had been steadily increasing since the second […]

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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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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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In Rwanda, female ex-combatants face reintegration challenge

At Mutobo camp, former fighters spend three months being rehabiliated after returning from the DRC February 25, 2016 5:00AM ET by Katya Cengel Since 2002, more than 30,000 foreign ex-combatants operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been repatriated, the majority of them to Rwanda, where they spend three months at Mutobo Demobilization Camp. After […]

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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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Thousands Flee Violence in Burundi, Fearing the Worst Is Yet to Come

Rights organizations are concerned the small African nation, which saw a decade-long war end in 2005, is on the brink of another major conflict. Women leaving Burundi in April. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) Samantha Cowan is an associate editor and helms TakePart’s weekend coverage. Families are leaving their homes in the Central African nation of Burundi […]

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