Latest Rwandan Genocide News

Rwanda genocide suspect's lawyers: Prosecution case is weak

Sep. 30, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for an elderly Rwandan businessman accused of inciting and financing murderous militias that slaughtered men, women and children during the African nation's 1994 genocide told United Nations judges Friday that prosecutors built a weak and...

Trial of elderly Rwanda genocide suspect opens at UN court

Sep. 29, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A frail 87-year-old Rwandan accused of encouraging and bankrolling the country's 1994 genocide boycotted the opening of his trial at a United Nations tribunal Thursday, nearly three decades after the 100-day massacre left 800,000 dead. Félicien Kabuga...

Blinken rebukes Rwanda over rights, suppression concerns

Aug. 11, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday rebuked Rwandan authorities over democracy and human rights concerns, saying the central African country may not reach its full potential without opening up political space and protecting freedoms. “We...

Blinken calls for end to Congo violence, backs negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that his country will support the efforts led by Kenya and Angola to put an end to the violence in Congo’s east and to help solve the central African nation’s crisis with Rwanda. Blinken traveled to...

Rwanda rejects UN report on support for rebels in Congo

Aug. 08, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government is rejecting a report by United Nations experts saying they have “solid evidence” that members of Rwanda’s armed forces are conducting operations in eastern Congo in support of the M23 rebel group whose deadly resurgence has led to talk of war as...

UN experts: Rwandan forces operate with M23 rebels in Congo

Aug. 04, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they have “solid evidence” that members of Rwanda’s armed forces are conducting operations in volatile eastern Congo in support of the M23 rebel group, which is waging a major offensive in the mineral-rich region that has caused deaths and massive...

Victim of private spyware warns it can be used against US

Jul. 28, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after her father was lured back to Rwanda under false pretenses and jailed, Carine Kanimba discovered her own phone had been hacked using private spyware. Kanimba is the youngest daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, who is credited with saving more than 1,200...

Lawsuit: UK officials had concerns with Rwanda deportations

Jul. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Officials at Britain's Foreign Office warned against the U.K.'s plans to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda, citing the East African country's human rights record, according to documents cited in a lawsuit brought against the British government. In written submissions...

Genocide survivors welcome Rwandan's conviction in France

Jul. 13, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Genocide survivors in Rwanda welcomed the conviction of Laurent Bucyibaruta, the highest-ranking Rwandan to have been convicted in France on charges related to the 1994 genocide. Many in this East African country support President Paul Kagame’s efforts to...