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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.

Rwanda cricket, growing a game of hope
Rwanda cricket, growing a game of hope

Cricketer Don De Dieu Mugisha bowls a ball down a bumpy, dusty wicket at a match in Rwanda: a sport introduced by those who returned after fleeing genocide 20 years ago.

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.

CAF reject Rwanda Africa Cup appeal
CAF reject Rwanda Africa Cup appeal

African football governing body CAF have rejected an appeal by Rwanda against their disqualification from the 2015 Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The decision means Congo Brazzaville will compete in Group A with title-holders Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.

Rwanda barred for using dual-identity player

Rwanda were disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition on Sunday for fielding a footballer with two identities.

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.

Tanzania complete strong east Africa showing

Tanzania completed a successful Africa Cup of Nations weekend for teams from the east of the continent by drawing 2-2 in Zimbabwe and reaching the third round.