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Friday 27 July 2012
As its friends and benefactors criticise Rwanda and its actions in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the clamour will, rightly, grow for Britain to get tough as well. The news that first the US and then the Netherlands had suspended aid to President Paul Kagame, the donors' darling, marks a reluctant acceptance by some in the international community that Rwanda must be held accountable for what it does outside as well as inside its borders.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Thousands of refugees flee for their lives after weekend of heavy shelling and violence
Saturday 12 May 2012
"It wasn't until after I did The Lion King that I decided maybe straight acting could be fun". Happily for the theatre, Bennett-Warner was just 11 at the time.
Saturday 05 May 2012
It's June 2010. I sit on a brick wall in Butare, Rwanda, posing for a photo. One arm is around the young man I call my son, Mark Bizimana, the other, around his fiancée, Pascaline Nyiranzayino. Behind us a lawn grows thick with lush grass framed by plantings of shrubs and fruit trees. The morning sun sparkles on our skin, its warmth spreading through us. Mark is not my flesh and blood, nor have we gone through official proceedings to adopt him, but I have travelled across two continents to rejoice as any mother would at his wedding. We smile into the camera; the shutter clicks.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Pro-democracy activists fear that Rwandan strongman plans to extend his term in office
Wednesday 07 December 2011
A public relations firm whose senior management has close links to the Liberal Democrats said they had created an internet "attack site" for the government of Rwanda over accusations it had been involved in genocide.
Friday 05 August 2011
Rwanda's widely praised community genocide courts, due to wind up later this year, have done nothing to "heal ethnic divisions" and have been used to "bolster government authority", according to a new report by one of the country's leading donors.
Saturday 30 July 2011
One of the last memories Flaviah Titti has of being with her daughter, then 12 years old, is when they were both raped by Rwandan soldiers.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
First a gunman shot the exiled Rwandan army general. When he survived, prosecutors say the people who wanted him dead plotted to strangle him in his South African hospital bed.
Saturday 25 June 2011
The UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda sentenced a former government minister, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, to life in prison yesterday, the first time a woman has been found guilty of genocide by an international court.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Whatever the fate of the Under-21s tomorrow night, an England age-group team will still be in contention for honours as the Under-17s will be around 30 minutes into their World Cup campaign.
Saturday 04 June 2011
With his Belgian passport and job as a Brussels bus driver, Norbert Rukimbira would not have stood out as a suspected international assassin as he sat on board the Eurolines coach that pulled into the passport control building at Folkestone’s Eurotunnel terminal three weeks ago.
Saturday 21 May 2011
The British Government faces demands to review its close relationship with Rwanda, following the revelation that Rwandan expats living in the UK have been warned that they are the target of assassins sent by the African government.
Friday 20 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
The Rwanda army chief who called for ethnic Tutsis to be exterminated like "cockroaches" during the 1994 genocide was yesterday sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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