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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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Rwanda: news

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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VIDEO: Rwanda's young football hopefuls

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 21:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Rwandan football team has arrived in London to train ahead of the Under 17 World Cup in Mexico next month.
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Justice, eventually

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 22:10

Rwandan concern at long genocide trial of Augustin Bizimungu
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Rwanda general guilty of genocide

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 12:27

Former Rwandan army chief Augustin Bizimungu is sentenced to 30 years in prison over the 1994 genocide, as three others are also found guilty.
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Rwanda rebels on trial in Germany

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:59
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany Germany
related places: Stuttgart

The trial of two Rwandan rebel leaders accused of masterminding atrocities in DR Congo - the first of its kind - starts in Stuttgart in Germany.
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'Miracle orphanage'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:27

How 400 people were saved from Rwanda's genocide
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Rwanda ex-mayor gets life in jail

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 17:52

Former Rwandan mayor, Jean-Baptiste Gatete, is sentenced to life in prison by the UN tribunal for Rwanda for his role in the genocide of 1994.
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Rwanda photo scandal resignation

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 17:00

Rwanda's youth and sports minister, Joseph Habineza, resigns days after photos began circulating on the internet of him being intimate with several women.
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Rwanda journalists sent to jail

Friday, February 4th 2011, 18:10

Two Rwandan journalists with the Umurabyo newspaper are sentenced to long jail terms after being found guilty of stirring up ethnic divisions.
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Rwanda planning vasectomy drive

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 12:52

Rwanda's government says it wants to encourage men to have vasectomies in a bid to stem the small landlocked country's growing population.
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Rwanda rebel in war crimes court

Friday, January 28th 2011, 11:37
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader faces the International Criminal Court for the first time, accused of "spreading terror" in DR Congo.
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Rwanda rebel leader sent to ICC

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 14:59
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, France France
related places: Paris

A Rwandan rebel leader is extradited from France to The Hague, as his group is accused of attacking a Congolese wildlife park.
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Rwanda warrant for dissent exiles

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 12:00

Rwanda issues international arrest warrants for four former top officials who live in exile since falling out with the government.
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Rwandan genocide trial in Germany

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 10:11
related countries: Germany Germany

The trial of a former Rwandan mayor accused of ordering the massacres of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide opens in Germany in the first such case in the country.
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Rwanda exiles get long jail terms

Friday, January 14th 2011, 11:26

A military court in Rwanda sentences four former top officials, now in exile, to long prison terms for threatening state security.
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