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.

Ian Birrell: Why are repressive regimes given the succour of British aid?

A mission to eliminate poverty is laudable. But ours is riddled with contradictions

A mission to Rwanda with the true disciples of Cameron

Lucy Kinder joined the Tory volunteers on their annual mission to Africa – and found a combination of compassion and careerism

'A fantastic place to visit'

It is less frequented by gappers than other parts of the world, but East Africa has much to offer, says Zoe Flood

Gap year guide: 'A fantastic place to visit'

It is less frequented by gappers than other parts of the world, but East Africa has much to offer, says Zoe Flood

The victim: 'These suspects get hot running water... We victims are poor'

Fifteen years ago, Beatha Uwazaninka spent 100 days as a fugitive in her own land while little by little, her family was slaughtered during the Rwandan genocide. Now she lives in the Midlands with her British husband and four-year-old daughter, but, she says: "You never leave the pain behind, it follows you everywhere."

Legacy of genocide: alive, well – and living in Britain

Both the perpetrators and victims fled the massacres in Rwanda. But now a new law targeting war crime suspects means no one can escape their past

New powers to prosecute war criminals living in UK

Four Rwandans suspected of genocide may face UK trials after loophole is closed

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“I think they might benefit from a Beeching-style enquiry to explore just how well they are serving the public with the public’s money and just how many of those media branchlines are really necessary and viable” The ITV newsreader Alastair Stewart questions the value of the BBC

Rwandan minister sentenced to 30 years for genocide

A UN court trying masterminds of Rwanda's 1994 genocide today gave a 30-year jail sentence to a former interior minister accused of tricking thousands of people to hide on a hill before they were killed.

'I was a doctor in Rwanda, not a mass killer'

Dr Vincent Brown, who won a battle last week to stop his extradition on genocide charges, speaks exclusively about his two-year ordeal

Genocide suspects freed after court rules they would not get fair trial

Four men linked to mass slaughter of Tutsis in Rwanda

The Strategy of Antelopes, By Jean Hatfeld

In the marshes – vast stretches of slime and papyrus – human beings hacked each other to death. Those who survived still live with the hellish memories of the Rwandan genocide, and those memories are the subject of this latest harrowing book by the journalist Jean Hatzfeld, a winner of the Prix Médicis in France. His two previous volumes were Into the Quick of Life, which documented the experience of Tutsi witnesses who had survived the genocide, and A Time for Machetes, which exposed the mindset of the Hutu killers.

Mary Robinson: Some good news out of Africa for a change

We now have a rare window of opportunity in the Congo

One Minute With: Saul David

Alison des Forges: Human-rights campaigner who warned the world of the impending genocide in Rwanda

Alison des Forges, the human-rights campaigner who was killed in the Continental Airlines crash outside Buffalo on 12 February, was arguably the most authoritative expert on the Rwanda genocide in the world. Des Forges, a historian by training, devoted her adult life and work to Rwanda, which was the subject of her doctoral thesis in 1972; she was one of the rare American specialists in the field.

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Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

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If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
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Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
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It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
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Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
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Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried