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Liberia`s Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda: Lawyer

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:32

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor says his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights and has applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, his lawyer said Thursday.

Armed Rwandan rebels surrender in east DR Congo

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 09:18

More than 100 armed Rwandan rebels from a group linked to the 1994 genocide in their homeland turned themselves in Friday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a decision welcomed by the UN.

Rwanda police say `disappeared` are in fact terror suspects

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 20:25

Rwandan police have dismissed a rights report accusing the state of forced disappearances, saying there were "no missing" people but that they had arrested dozens as part of anti-terrorism operations.

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:35

The diplomat who was president of the UN Security Council in April 1994 has apologised for the council`s refusal to recognise that genocide was taking place in Rwanda.

Rwanda marks 20th anniversary of genocide

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 07:42

Kigali: Rwanda Monday began a week of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide that saw the massacre of some 800,000 Tutsi victims.

Rwanda genocide anniversary marred by row with France

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 17:10

Preparations in Rwanda Sunday for the commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the genocide were overshadowed by a major spat with France amid renewed allegations that Paris was complicit in the killings.

UN chief urges C. Africa leaders to avert new genocide

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 00:02

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned plea on Saturday to the leaders of the strife-torn Central African Republic to prevent a new genocide on the continent, 20 years after Rwanda.

Rwandan ex-intel chief convicted in genocide trial

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 05:25

Paris court delivered France`s first-ever conviction for genocide, sentencing a Rwandan former intelligence chief to 25 years in prison over the 1994 killings of at least 500,000 people in the African country.

Verdict in landmark Rwanda genocide trial due in Paris

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 16:24

A French court is due to deliver its much-anticipated verdict in the landmark trial of a Rwandan Army captain accused of complicity in genocide, just weeks ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 atrocity.

Rwanda, South Africa expel diplomats amid shooting row

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 01:04

South Africa and Rwanda issued tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions on Friday, as a row escalated over the attempted assassination of an exiled Rwandan general in Johannesburg.

20 years after Rwanda, Syria shameful: UN chief

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:18

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that 20 years after the Rwanda genocide the international community`s collective failure to prevent atrocities in Syria is "a shameful indictment.

French court rejects extradition of Rwanda genocide suspects

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:22

France`s top court reversed a decision to extradite three Rwandans wanted by Kigali for their alleged role in the 1994 genocide that claimed some 800,000 lives.