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Rwanda’s genocide could have been prevented: 3 things the international community...

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As the world marks the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group in Rwanda, it is important to understand what...

South Africa’s genocide case against Israel: expert sets out what to...

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be holding public hearings on 11-12 January at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of...

Rwanda genocide suspect arrest earns UN praise for SA law enforcement

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A South African law enforcement task team was on the receiving end of thanks from the United Nations (UN) following the arrest of Fulgence...

Namibian parliament stormed ahead of genocide deal

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Around 300 protesters stormed Namibia's parliament as the National Assembly was due to vote on a $1 billion German compensation offer to atone for...

Colonial era killings in Namibia were genocide – Germany

Germany apologised for its role in slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia (then South West Africa) over a century ago and described...

Plea to forgive France for Rwanda genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron said only Rwandans could forgive France for its role in the east African country's 1994 genocide. "On this path, only those...

Ethiopian Orthodox Church head says genocide is taking place in Tigray

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The head of Ethiopia's Orthodox Church has said that atrocities amounting to genocide are being committed in Tigray, in his first comments on the...

Rwandan deported from US denies genocide charges

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A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States and is facing charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda appeared in court...

Rwanda says France bears responsibility for enabling 1994 genocide

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France was aware that a genocide was being prepared in Rwanda ahead of the 1994 killings and the French government bore a significant responsibility...

Rwandan deported from the US faces seven charges related to genocide

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A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges...

Belgium arrests three Rwandans in connection with 1994 genocide

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Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday it had arrested three people of Rwandan origin who were charged with serious violations of international law...

UN prosecutor: remains of Rwandan war crimes suspect found in Congo

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The remains of a fugitive major suspect in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide have been identified in a grave in Congo, a United Nations war crimes...

‘He wouldn’t say a word’ – Rwanda genocide fugitive lived incognito...

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Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga, whose arrest on Saturday ended 26 years on the run, was a frail, elderly man who said little to...

Rwanda genocide memories during coronavirus lockdown

Valerie Mukabayire lost her husband in Rwanda’s genocide. Now she and her family need to stay strong to honour his memory as they join...

DR Congo ethnic killings could be crimes against humanity

Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo may amount to crimes against humanity...

Herero, Nama killings were genocide – German minister

A German minister described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most...

Eight years jail for Rwandan who lied about genocide role

A Rwandan man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after being convicted of concealing his involvement in the African nation’s 1994...

BNP Paribas to face revived Sudan genocide lawsuit

A US appeals court revived a lawsuit against BNP Paribas SA by alleged victims of a genocidal regime in Sudan, who sought to hold...

Researchers appointed to investigate French role in Rwanda genocide

President Emmanuel Macron appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide still a...

Namibian tribes to appeal U.S. ruling on German colonial horrors

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Namibian tribes seeking damages over genocide and property seizures by Germany more than a century ago said on Thursday they would appeal a U.S....

Lawsuit against Germany over Namibian genocide dismissed

A US judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking Germany to pay damages for genocide and property seizures by colonists in what is now Namibia more...

Germany returns skulls from colonial-era massacre to Namibia

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Skulls and other remains of massacred tribespeople used in the colonial era for experiments to push claims of European racial superiority were...

Germany urges U.S. court to dismiss lawsuit over Namibian genocide

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A lawyer for Germany on Tuesday urged a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the country on behalf of the...

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...

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...

South Sudan killings amount to genocide – UK

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Killings and other atrocities in South Sudan amount to genocide and African leaders need to "step up" and not rely on others...

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...

ISS: Can Burundi bury the ghosts of its troubled past?

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Last week, a mass grave was discovered in a village in central Burundi. Builders, breaking ground for a new school, uncovered the...

Germany sued over early 1900s Namibia slaughter

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Germany was sued for damages in the United States on Thursday by descendants of the Herero and Nama people of Namibia, for...

UN seeks to stop South Sudan atrocities from sparking wider war

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The international community can stop a "Rwanda-like" genocide in South Sudan if it immediately deploys a 4,000-strong protection force and sets up...

U.N. – South Sudan conflict spawns horrific sexual violence

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South Sudanese soldiers brutally raped an elderly woman and a pregnant woman lost her baby after being gang-raped by seven soldiers, according...

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...

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...

New Rwanda genocide film should spur action on IS crimes –...

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Islamic State militants must be brought to justice for the sexual enslavement of Yazidis in Iraq, a prominent American lawyer said ahead...

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...

Thousands of Yazidis missing, captive, two years after start of ‘genocide’...

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Thousands of Yazidis are being held captive by Islamic State in Syria where many are used for sexual slavery or forced to...

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...

DR Congo charges 34 with genocide in inter-ethnic fighting

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A prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Friday he had charged 34 people with genocide and crimes against humanity in...

Iraq tells United Nations that Islamic State committed genocide

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Iraq told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that Islamic State militants have committed genocide. "These terrorist groups have desecrated all human...

Life sentence sought in France’s first Rwanda genocide trial

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French prosecutors are seeking a life term for a Rwandan ex-soldier accused of participating in the country's 1994 genocide, in a verdict...

U.N. inquiry aims to prevent genocide in Central African Republic

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The head of a United Nations commission of inquiry into violence in Central African Republic expressed alarm on Monday over the level...

Central African Republic interim leader denies genocide threat

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Central African Republic transitional leader Michel Djotodia on Saturday denied European assertions that his country was on the brink of genocide and...

UN court convicts former Rwandan mayor of genocide

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The UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda found former mayor Gregoire Ndahimana guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity on Thursday for...

Rwanda genocide court rejects ex-colonel’s appeal

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The appeals chamber at the UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda upheld the 25-year prison sentence on former military officer Ephrem Setako...

Obama orders measures to help US stop atrocities

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President Barack Obama ordered new measures to boost the US ability to stop mass atrocities such as genocide and bar perpetrators of...

Sweden to extradite genocide suspect to Rwanda

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Sweden will extradite a Rwandan to face charges related to crimes carried out during the genocide in the African country more than...