Rwandan jailed for 30 years for 1994 genocide

A Rwandan man extradited from Norway has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for genocide committed in Rwanda 21 years ago.

Burundi refugees flee attacks by ruling party`s `Watchmen`

Exhausted and terrified, the refugees from Burundi keep coming, with tens of thousands fleeing political violence and targeted attacks by the ruling party`s youth wing militia.

Rwanda warns Burundi over political unrest

Rwanda has warned neighbouring Burundi it must protect civilians in ongoing political unrest, saying it was concerned at reports Rwandan rebels were involved as thousands of refugees flee.

More than 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda in two days: UN

More than 5,000 Burundians fled to Rwanda over the weekend following mounting tensions in the central African country, bringing the total number of arrivals in April to nearly 21,000, the UN said Tuesday.

Kidnapped trio in DR Congo are subcontractors to UN mission: UN

Three men kidnapped in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo work for a specialised private firm subcontracted by the UN anti-mine service, the UN mission in the country said Friday.

France declassifies Rwanda genocide documents

France on Tuesday declassified documents in the presidential archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

Rwanda welcomes France`s declassification of genocide documents

Rwanda`s justice minister on Wednesday welcomed France`s declassification of documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role.

France to free Rwandan genocide suspect

France will release a man accused of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda massacre after the Paris appeal court ruled in his favour on Friday, his lawyer said.

Rwanda`s Kagame heads to France - but for UN meeting

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives in Paris Friday, his spokeswoman said, but for a UN meeting and is not expected to meet French officials while in the country, which he accuses of complicity in the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda to host 2016 African Nations Championship

Rwanda will host the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) from Jan 16 to Feb 7.

Tanzania backs offensive against Rwanda rebels in DR Congo: President

Tanzania will back a UN military offensive against Rwandan rebels in lawless eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Jakaya Kikwete has said, dismissing accusations he favoured the insurgents as "preposterous."

Deadline for rebels in east DRC to surrender expires

 A deadline for the Rwandan rebels that have wrought havoc in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for two decades to surrender ran out Friday with many of the fighters still at large.

Acquitted of Rwanda genocide, now left in legal limbo

Sitting behind his desk in a secure house in a quiet neighbourhood of Arusha, Prosper Mugiraneza looks at family photos taken before he was arrested in Cameroon 15 years ago.

Terrified DR Congo refugees prefer hunger to home

"I don`t want to go home! What I saw there won`t let me go back," cried Sakina Okenge, who fled her birthplace in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo three years ago in terror at attacks by Rwandan rebels. 

Israeli parliamentary delegation visits Rwanda

 An Israeli parliamentary delegation led by the president of the Middle East country`s lawmakers, Ronen Plot, arrived in Rwanda Sunday for a four-day visit to strengthen and expand bilateral ties and cooperation, a statement said.

UN calls for surrender of Rwandan Hutu rebels in DR Congo

 The United Nations Security Council on Friday issued a fresh warning to Rwandan ethnic Hutu rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo to surrender or face possible military action.

Genocide court upholds life terms for Rwanda ex-ruling party bosses

 The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda on Monday upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.

Sweden jails Rwanda genocide suspect

A Swede of Rwandan origin who is suspected of involvement in the 1994 genocide was remanded in custody Thursday, while a Rwandan national was released after questioning, a prosecutor said. 

Gruesome bound and bagged body mystery on Burundi-Rwanda lake

Fishermen say the corpses started coming some two months ago: rotting bodies with bound limbs or stuffed in sacks, floating on the glittering waters of Lake Rweru on the border between Burundi and Rwanda.

CAF ban dual-identity player for two years
CAF ban dual-identity player for two years

Democratic Republic of Congo-born footballer Etekiama Agiti Tady was handed a two-year ban on Wednesday after playing for Rwanda under a different name.