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.

Rwanda arrests prompt purge speculation

A string of arrests of prominent Rwandan military figures, some of them close to the central African nation`s inner circle of power, has prompted speculation of a major political crisis.

Rwanda tests possible Ebola case: Health ministry

Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry said.

Rwanda seeks life for Army officer accused of attack plots

Military prosecution lawyers in Rwanda on Wednesday sought a life sentence for an ex-officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, who was extradited from Uganda despite being a refugee.

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

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

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

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.

Rwanda plans to eliminate malaria deaths by 2018

The Rwandan government Tuesday launched a $329 million plan to stop malaria deaths in the country by 2018.

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

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

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

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

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.

Verdict in landmark Rwanda genocide trial due in Paris

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

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

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

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.

Genocide tribunal acquits ex-Rwanda general, major on appeal

The UN-backed court for Rwanda today acquitted on appeal former paramilitary police chief Augustin Ndindiliyimana and ex-elite battalion commander Francois-Xavier Nzuwonemeye of charges related to the 1994 genocide.

Landmark Rwanda genocide trial opens in France

The landmark trial of a former Rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the genocide that left 800,000 dead opened on Tuesday in Paris, the first of its kind in France.

France holds up mirror in Rwanda genocide trial

Through a ground-breaking trial, France is at last coming to terms with its much-criticised response to Rwanda`s genocide.

US condemns killing of Rwandan ex-spy chief

The United States has condemned the killing of a former Rwandan spy chief and dissident found dead in a luxury Johannesburg hotel, and voiced concern over a threatening statement by Rwandan strongman Paul Kagame.