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Wife of Rwandan president whose assassination provoked slaughter is held

Sarkozy admits France's role in Rwandan genocide

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Songs of praise: How Rwanda got its groove back

In 1994, Africa's worst genocide was conducted to songs exhorting the Hutu majority of this small African country to murder 800,000 of their Tutsi neighbours. Today, the sound of peaceful music – traditional and gospel, hip-hop and reggae – has returned to the streets and fields of Rwanda. And one young producer from Sussex wants to turn the volume up...

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Rwanda is 54th member of the Commonwealth

The Government yesterday welcomed Rwanda as the newest member of the Commonwealth.

Ian Birrell: The dark shadows that stain the new darling of Africa

The reality is that behind a veneer of democracy lies a ruthless autocracy

Leading article: A dilemma for the Commonwealth

For most Britons, the Commonwealth is little more than an historical curiosity. We forget that many countries in the developing world take their membership seriously, and that the number of would-be members continues to grow. The annual summit of heads of government that opens this week in Trinidad and Tobago, for example, is expected to judge the application from Rwanda. In one sense, it is a compliment to the Commonwealth that this ex-Belgian colony, historically very much part of francophone Africa, is seeking to join.

Daniel Howden: It's really about Kigali getting back at Paris

The 100 days of killings that seared this small, mountainous country into the global consciousness also destroyed its relationship with France. The new Tutsi-led government under Paul Kagame has blamed France for bolstering the Hutu regime, and accused Paris of an active role in the genocide of 1994, in which 800,000 people were slaughtered.

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