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Friday 23 January 2009
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.
Friday 16 January 2009
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".
Friday 19 December 2008
Thursday 18 December 2008
A UN court sentenced a former army colonel accused of masterminding Rwanda's genocide in 1994 to life in prison today.
Thursday 11 December 2008
Wednesday 03 December 2008
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.
Saturday 29 November 2008
Rebels captured two border posts and a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as thousands of refugees fled into neighbouring Uganda.
Friday 28 November 2008
Monday 24 November 2008
Friday 21 November 2008
Monday 17 November 2008
The Democratic Republic of Congo's main rebel leader yesterday promised his support for a ceasefire and UN efforts to end the fighting.
Monday 10 November 2008
Wednesday 05 November 2008
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.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
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.
Monday 03 November 2008
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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