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News: Rwanda

We have started to collect the most important news related to Rwanda in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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In pictures: Rwanda's poo-powered prisons

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 0:58

Rwanda's bean-eating prisoners cook on gas from their own waste
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Rwandan rebel's charges dismissed

Friday, December 16th 2011, 19:27
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

War crimes judges in The Hague dismiss charges against Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana, accused of murder and rape in the DR Congo in 2009.
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Rwandan genocide sentence reduced

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:00

Theoneste Bagosora, seen as a key organiser of Rwanda's genocide, has his sentence reduced from life to 35 years by appeal judges at a UN-backed tribunal.
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Rwandan journalist dead in Uganda

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 20:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Charles Ingabire, a Rwandan journalist critical of President Paul Kagame, is shot dead in Uganda where he lived as a political refugee.
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Anger at Hotel Rwanda hero award

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 10:52
related countries: United States United States

A Rwandan genocide survivors' group criticises the awarding of a US human rights prize to a Rwandan hotelier who sheltered people during the genocide.
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Rwanda returns smuggled minerals

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 13:12
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

About 82 tonnes of smuggled minerals seized by Rwandan police is handed back to DR Congo in a sign of improved relations between the two neighbours.
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Rwanda leader 'sparked genocide'

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 11:53

A former close ally of Rwandan leader Paul Kagame accuses him of complicity in the death of a former president which sparked the 1994 genocide.
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Rwanda genocide ministers jailed

Friday, September 30th 2011, 14:13

The UN's Rwanda war crimes tribunal convicts two former ministers on genocide charges, but acquits two others on lack of evidence.
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No extradition for Rwanda widow

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 17:25
related countries: France France

A French court turns down a bid to extradite the widow of Rwanda's ex-President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose killing sparked the 1994 genocide.
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'Rwanda murder plot' foiled in SA

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 18:38

South Africa's authorities have foiled another assassination attempt on a Rwandan ex-army chief, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, the BBC learns.
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Rwanda hopes to boost French ties

Monday, September 12th 2011, 8:24
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Rwandan President Paul Kagame pays his first visit to France since his country's 1994 genocide, hoping to improve damaged links with Paris.
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Rwanda terror trial to go ahead

Monday, September 5th 2011, 12:09

A Rwandan judge orders the terror trial of opposition leader Victoire Ingabire to proceed.
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DR Congo tin 'smuggled' by UN man

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 10:38
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

An employee of the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo is arrested for trying to smuggle more than a tonne of tin ore into Rwanda, officials say.
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Rwanda-SA accused plead innocence

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 14:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Three Rwandans and three Tanzanians accused of attempting to murder Rwandan ex-army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa plead not guilty at their trial in South Africa.
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Woman guilty of genocide and rape

Friday, June 24th 2011, 15:07

A former Rwandan women's minister is sentenced to life in prison for her role in the genocide and the rape of Tutsi women and girls.
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Genocide verdict due for Rwanda woman

Friday, June 24th 2011, 3:06

Judges at the UN-backed court for Rwanda are to hand down a verdict for one of the first women to be charged with genocide before an international court.
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SA row over Rwandan ex-army chief

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 17:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African human rights groups launch legal action to force the government to revoke the refugee status of a former head of the Rwandan army.
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Rwanda 'forced exhumation' claim

Friday, May 27th 2011, 21:38

A Rwandan opposition party accuses the government of forcing people to exhume remains of relatives killed during the 1994 genocide.
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Rwanda genocide fugitive arrested

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 17:06
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Rwandan genocide suspect, Bernard Munyagishari, is arrested in eastern DR of Congo after being on the run for 17 years.
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Rwandans 'threatened by hitman'

Friday, May 20th 2011, 15:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two Rwandan exiles in London were warned last week by UK police that they faced the threat of assassination by a Rwandan government hitman.
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