Life and Style The Google doodle celebrating Dian Fossey's 82nd birthday on 16 January 2014

Google has celebrated the 82nd birthday of late American zoologist Dian Fossey with a Doodle on its search page.

Tutsi commander faces war crimes trial

The renegade general Laurent Nkunda whose forces sparked an international crisis late last year in Eastern Congo was last night facing extradition to Congo and a possible war crimes trial.

Baking Cakes in Kigali, By Gaile Parkin

At the heart of this African novel is Angel Tungaraza, a Tanzanian woman who has recently moved to Rwanda with her husband Pius and their five orphaned grandchildren. Menopausal and putting on weight, she is an enthusiastic baker of delicious, brightly-iced cakes, which she sells to friends and neighbours. But Baking Cakes in Kigali is not simply a warm story of family life and friendship. For it is set six years after Rwanda's genocide of 1994 – "those hundred days while violence was tearing this country to pieces like a chicken on a plate".

Mastermind behind Rwanda genocide jailed for life

UN court convicts colonel who boasted he was going to 'prepare the Apocalypse' that led to 800,000 murders

UN court convicts colonel for Rwanda genocide

A UN court sentenced a former army colonel accused of masterminding Rwanda's genocide in 1994 to life in prison today.

UN claims Rwanda is abetting Congo rebels

Report could prove violation of arms embargo and torpedo peace talks

Rwandan pop star jailed for inciting genocide

A UN court in Tanzania has sentenced a former pop star to 15 years in prison for his part in inciting Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

Congo rebels take town on Ugandan border

Rebels captured two border posts and a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as thousands of refugees fled into neighbouring Uganda.

The desperate search for Congo's hidden victims

After 15 months of exile, the rangers of Virunga Park have returned to the unique colony of mountain gorillas they protect. What will they find? By Daniel Howden in Rumangabo

The general who holds Congo's fate in his hands

Rebel leader Nkunda has presidency in his sights and vows to make his country 'big' again

Congo: a touch of hope in the war without end

UN sends in 3,000 more troops as UK charities launch disaster appeals

Congo rebel leader backs ceasefire

The Democratic Republic of Congo's main rebel leader yesterday promised his support for a ceasefire and UN efforts to end the fighting.

Tom Porteous: Britain's cowardice in Congo

If Britain cannot act boldy, it should stop blocking other EU states

Thousands more flee rebel fighting in Congo

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo fought pro-government militiamen for a second day in the town of Kiwanja today, forcing thousands to flee.

Rebels threaten Kinshasa if bid for talks fails

The Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda said yesterday he would extend his eastern guerrilla war to the capital, Kinshasa, 1,500km (950 miles) away unless the government agreed to political negotiations with him.

Anne Penketh: Why Rwanda's leader is the power broker in this conflict

The unprecedented joint visit to Rwanda by David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, the foreign ministers of Britain and France, was a diplomatic recognition of President Paul Kagame's crucial role in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo from the two countries which have supported rival sides in the region's long proxy war.

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