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.

Two arrested over journalist killing

Rwandan authorities have arrested two people over the shooting of a reporter who had criticised the government. Security minister Moussa Fazil Harelimana told journalists that one of the two has confessed.

Journalist shot dead at home

The deputy editor of a leading Rwandan newspaper has been shot dead outside his home.

Rwanda denies trying to kill exiled general as six are held in South Africa

South African police were investigating a possible conspiracy yesterday after making six arrests in connection with the attempted assassination of an exiled former Rwandan army chief of staff.

Renegade Rwandan general shot and wounded

A Rwandan general accused of terrorism in his homeland was shot and wounded in South Africa, his wife said, blaming Rwanda's rulers.

In desperate search for recruits, Israeli army targets foreigners

It used to be the kibbutz and its images of fruit picking and communal living that attracted streams of Jewish volunteers to Israel. Now many are looking for a different kind of service, one involving pre-dawn starts, a dose of boot camp and the very real possibility of some frontline action.

US professor charged with genocide denial

A Rwandan judge has charged a US law professor with denying the country's 1994 genocide.

Jailed US lawyer attempts suicide in Rwanda

An American lawyer being held in Rwanda on charges of denying the 1994 genocide has tried to commit suicide in his cell, police say.

Government cracks down on opposition groups in build-up to August election

Rwanda appears set for a rerun of its deeply undemocratic vote in 2003.

Rwanda is not ready for the medicine of democracy, says Kagame

Avoiding more ethnic violence is a priority, the President tells Sarah Rundell in Kigali

Volcano landslide kills 46 people in the Congo

A landslide on the slopes of a volcano has killed 46 people and washed away more than 200 homes, the UN peacekeeping mission said yesterday.

Smallest lily saved from extinction

The world's smallest water lily, which was found growing in hot springs in Africa, has been brought back from the brink of extinction by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.

Forgiveness cannot be demanded, says Tutu

People living in immense suffering cannot be forced to forgive their enemies, but helping them do so is the best way to bring about lasting peace, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said yesterday.

Presidential candidate is arrested in Rwanda

Rwanda's main opposition leader was arrested under the country's controversial genocide laws yesterday. Victoire Ingabire is the leading challenger to Rwanda's long-serving President Paul Kagame in elections due in August.

Leading article: Ending impunity for war criminals

Whatever the controversies over alleged abuses of the asylum system, most people in this country are proud of its record in offering sanctuary to those fleeing oppression. They would be horrified by the idea that among such claimants are not only people whose case for asylum is flimsy but mass murderers.

Exclusive: Britain: A 'safe haven' for war criminals

More than 50 people wanted for murder and torture living here free from prosecution, campaigners say
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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

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Please save my husband

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