Latest Rwandan Genocide News

French prosecutors request end of Rwanda genocide probe

May. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors on Monday requested the end of a years-long investigation of accusations of involvement of France’s peacekeeping force in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered. French...

Rwanda report blames France for 'enabling' the 1994 genocide

Apr. 19, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwandan government concludes about France’s role before and during the horror in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered in 1994. ...

A report commissioned by Rwanda says France bears 'significant' responsibility for 'enabling a foreseeable genocide'

Apr. 19, 2021 07:02 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — A report commissioned by Rwanda says France bears 'significant' responsibility for 'enabling a foreseeable genocide.'

US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

Apr. 17, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship, and then lost her bid for a new trial, has been deported to the East African nation and is likely to face prosecution there. ...

New book asks why world ignores repression by Rwandan leader

Apr. 12, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The new book " Do Not Disturb " by British author Michela Wrong questions why some in the international community continue to praise Rwandan President Paul Kagame despite repression in his central African country where he could rule until 2034. ...

Rwanda's Kagame welcomes French 'truth' about the genocide

Apr. 07, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Wednesday praised a new French report documenting France's role in the 1994 genocide as “a good thing,” welcoming efforts in Paris to “move forward with a good understanding of what happened" 27 years after the massacres that...

France to open archive for period covering Rwandan genocide

Apr. 06, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s role before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was a “monumental failure” that the country must acknowledge, the lead author of a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron said, as the country is about to open its archives from this period to the public....

Report clears France of complicity in 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Mar. 26, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A commission that spent nearly two years plumbing France's role in 1994’s Rwandan genocide concluded Friday that the country reacted too slowly in appreciating the extent of the horror that left over 800,000 dead but cleared it of complicity in the slaughter. ...

French review of 1994 Rwandan genocide concludes there is no evidence that France was complicit in the slaughter

Mar. 26, 2021 13:58 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French review of 1994 Rwandan genocide concludes there is no evidence that France was complicit in the slaughter.

Rwandan court rules it can try 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

Feb. 26, 2021 06:55 AM EST

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” can be held in Rwanda, a judge there ruled Friday, rejecting Paul Rusesabagina’s argument that a court there cannot try him because he is no longer a citizen. ...