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Kagame critic’s mother speaks out

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The mother and sister of a prominent critic of Rwanda's president said all three of them were tortured and deprived of food...

Kagame critic pleads not guilty

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A prominent opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame pleaded not guilty to charges of forgery and inciting insurrection and said she was...

Rwigara blocked from planning trial defence – lawyer

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A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame cannot plan her defence on charges of insurrection and forgery because prosecutors have denied access...

Kagame critic in court

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A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame will appear in court charged with inciting insurrection and forgery, the prosecutor's office said. Diane Shima...

Rwandan presidential critic charged with insurrection

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Diane Shima Rwigara, a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections in August, was charged with inciting...

Opposition official and others charged for plotting against Rwanda government

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A Rwandan opposition official and eight others were charged with forming an armed group and seeking to overthrow government - indictments that...

Supporters of jailed Rwandan opposition man arrested

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Rwandan police arrested supporters of jailed opposition figure Victoire Ingabire who they said were planning to join an armed group in a...

Kagame critic arrested

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Rwandan police arrested Diane Shima Rwigara, a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, charging her with forgery and tax evasion. Her mother...

Forgery investigation underway in Rwanda

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Rwandan police are investigating Diane Shima Rwigara - a critic of President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections this month...

Rwandan soldiers arrive in South Sudan ahead of thousands more extra...

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About 120 Rwandan peacekeepers have arrived in South Sudan, United Nations said on Tuesday, the first detachment of 4,000 extra troops approved...

Third presidential term for Rwanda’s Kagame

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Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his...

Rwandan candidate pledges retrial of jailed dissidents if elected

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Rwanda's Frank Habineza, the only registered opposition leader competing against President Paul Kagame in Friday's elections, pledged to retry political prisoners if...

NGOs file suit alleging BNP Paribas complicity in Rwanda genocide

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Three non-government organisations (NGOs) filed a lawsuit in Paris against French bank BNP Paribas, alleging it knowingly approved a transfer of $1.3...

Ugandan gay rights activist arrested in Rwanda

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A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist was arrested on arrival at Kigali airport on suspicion of "drunkenness and gross misconduct", police said. Kasha...

Rhinos back in Rwanda

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A decade after poachers wiped out its native population of rhino Rwanda has reintroduced the animals to its national parks flying a...

Rwandan jailed for life for genocide crimes

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A Rwandan accused of leading and co-ordinating attacks on minority Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide was sentenced to life imprisonment for his...

Stones hurled in rare Rwandan prison riot

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Inmates protesting living conditions at Gasabo prison in the Rwandan capital of Kigali hurled stones over prison walls, damaging houses and disrupting...

Rwanda changes dual British national with treason

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Rwandan prosecutors charged a dual Rwandan-British citizen with treason, accusing her of forming an armed group and conspiring to unseat the president. Violette...

Swedish court upholds Rwanda genocide life sentence

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A Swedish court of appeal on Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment verdict it gave to a man for genocide during the Rwanda...

Rwandan tribunal charges ex-officer over genocide

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A Rwandan military tribunal began hearings on Thursday against a former army officer deported from Canada last month to face charges in...

Rwanda to probe possible role of French officials in genocide

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Rwanda has launched an inquiry into the possible role of at least 20 French military and other officials in the 1994 genocide,...

Rwandan genocide suspects face court

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Two Rwandans extradited from the Netherlands to their home country pleaded not guilty during a preliminary court hearing in Kigali to crimes...

Rwanda acquires ATMOS 2000 self-propelled howitzers

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The Rwandan military has acquired ATMOS 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from Israel's Soltam, which were revealed for the first time during...

First drone blood drop in Rwanda

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Robotics company Zipline International has started using unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver much-needed medical supplies to remote clinics in Rwanda. The company has...

Rwanda angered by French reopening of killing investigation

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame criticised France on Monday after French investigators reopened an investigation into the 1994 assassination of the Rwandan president,...

Professor arrives in Rwanda to face genocide trial

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A professor arrived back in Rwanda on Wednesday after being extradited from the United States to stand trial for his part in...

RwandAir takes delivery of first A330

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RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has taken delivery of its first of two A330 aircraft from Airbus,...

Rwandan police say kill three suspected Islamist militants in raid

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Rwandan national police said they killed three suspected Islamist militants and arrested three others in the western district of Rusizi on Friday. A...

Rwandan police kill man described as terrorism suspect after shootout

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A Rwandan man described as a "terror suspect" was shot dead in the capital Kigali late on Wednesday after a three-hour shootout...

France sentences two men to life in prison for 1994 genocide...

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France on Wednesday sentenced two former Rwandan mayors to life in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity committed in the African...

Rwanda expels Burundians who say they were accused of spying

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Rwanda has expelled about 400 Burundians back to their country accusing some of them of espionage and fuelling tensions between the two...

Sweden sentences man to life imprisonment for genocide in Rwanda

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A Swedish court sentenced on Monday a 61-year-old man to life in prison for genocide in Rwanda in 1994, the second such...

Burundi says Rwanda expels 1,300 Burundians as relations fray

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Rwanda has expelled more than 1,300 Burundians in the past week after they refused to move to refugee camps, senior Burundi officials...

Rwanda to start using drones to supply vaccines, blood in August

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President Paul Kagame said on Friday Rwanda was keen on plans to use drones to deliver blood supplies and vaccines, and was...

Rwanda dismisses U.N. experts’ charge that it aided Burundi rebels

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Rwanda dismissed charges levelled in a report by U.N.-appointed experts that it supported rebels in neighbouring Burundi up until early 2016, saying...

Rwanda aids Burundi rebels, N.Korea arms Congo: U.N. experts

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A confidential report to the United Nations Security Council accuses Rwanda of providing training, financing and logistical support through early 2016 for...

DR Congo captures senior commander of Rwandan genocide-linked rebels

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Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said they had arrested the deputy commander of a rebel group linked to Rwanda's genocide, in...

UPS-backed Rwandan blood deliveries show drones’ promise, hurdles

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International delivery company UPS is backing a start-up using drones in Rwanda to transport life-saving blood supplies and vaccines, underlining the wide...

Former Rwandan official given life sentence over genocide crimes

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A Rwanda court handed a life sentence on Friday to a former senior politician for hate speech aimed at stirring up killings...

Rwandan politician’s death in Burundi jail fuels mutual suspicion

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A retired senior Rwandan politician has died in a Burundian jail where he was being held on suspicion of spying, both countries...

Rwandan court jails former senior military officers

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Two former senior Rwandan military officers have been sentenced to up to 21 years in jail on charges of inciting the public...

Burundi says arrests Rwandan soldier amid heightened tensions

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Burundi police said on Saturday they had detained a man they had identified as a Rwandan soldier and alleged that he was...

Rwanda to send Burundi refugees to other countries after U.S. warning

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Rwanda will send Burundian refugees to other countries, the foreign minister said on Friday, after the United States said that they were...

Burundi rebels trained by Rwandan military: UN experts

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A confidential report to the United Nations Security Council accuses Rwanda of recruiting and training Burundian refugees with the goal of ousting...

Rwandan police arrest suspects believed tied to the Islamic State

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Rwandan police have arrested several people suspected of being linked to Islamic State, less than a week after the police killed a...

Peacekeepers, Congo army to resume joint fight against Rwandan rebels –...

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Democratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed on Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission...

Rwandan police kill suspected IS recruiter

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A Rwandan man accused of recruiting for the Islamic State was shot and killed in the capital Kigali while attempting to escape...

Hutu militia kill 14 from rival ethnic group in east DR...

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Rwandan Hutu rebels killed 14 civilians from a rival ethnic group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo early on Thursday morning and...

US “disappointed” Rwandan president will seek a third term

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The United States is "deeply disappointed" by Rwandan President Paul Kagame's New Year's announcement that he would seek a third term in...

Date set for Rwandan referendum to extend presidential term limit

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Rwandans will vote in a referendum on December 18 on whether to amend the constitution and allow President Paul Kagame to remain...