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.

Rwanda leader in rights abuse row on Twitter

Having faced pointed censure from the United Nations and Amnesty International during his decade-long rule of Rwanda, President Paul Kagame has had plenty of experience at learning how to deal with criticism.

Rwandan wedding guest told to stop harassing dissidents in UK

MI5 has warned the Rwandan high commissioner to Britain to halt an alleged campaign of harassment against suspected critics of his country's government based in the UK.

Kurt Cobain's death: 17 years on

It's 17 years now since the death of one of the most iconic frontmen guitar music has ever produced. We look back at some of our key coverage of the life and death of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain

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Nearly 48 million women (that’s one in three) around the world give birth every year without expert help.

Peruvian 'war criminal' found in Tiverton

Campaigners for a law change making it harder for war criminals to use Britain as a safe haven were yesterday celebrating the first arrest made under the new legislation.

Diary: I've got just the man to help you, Mr Blair ... Prince Andrew

It breaks the heart to observe, but the more happiness he spreads throughout the globe, the more suspicion surrounds the motives of Mr Tony Blair. The latest African centre of special Blairite interest to draw critical attention is Rwanda, where that singular philanthropist has been so busy of late.

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To mark International Women's Day, an <i>IoS</i> survey shows progress is being made

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, By Romeo Dallaire

The life of a child abducted and forced to act as a combatant in a rebel army in contemporary central Africa could not be more hellish. Former child soldiers, some taken captive as young as nine, report being drugged and then forced to slaughter their own parents. Deprived of food and sleep, completely dependent on their captors for survival, they undergo a crude form of basic training before being handed light weapons and thrown into combat. If they don't die of disease or from their wounds or landmines, they are easy prey for their enemies.

Hero of 'Hotel Rwanda' is declared enemy of the state

Man who saved Tutsis during the genocide says 'the government is coming after me'

Africa's children get the 'Slumdog' treatment

A new feature film set in Rwanda hopes to show the continent in a positive and uplifting light.

Congo army accused of rape and murder

Government troops are raping, killing and robbing civilians in the same area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where militias carried out mass rapes more than two months ago, a top United Nations envoy said.

Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana is charged

A Rwandan rebel leader was arrested in Paris yesterday on charges of leading rebels responsible for mass rape and killings in Congo, the International Criminal Court said.

South Africa: Suspect 'offered police $1m bribe'

One of the men accused of attempting to assassinate an exiled Rwandan general offered a $1m bribe to police to release him, a South African court heard.

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