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Rwanda accuses Congolese forces of cross-border shelling

May. 24, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s military has accused neighboring Congolese forces of injuring several civilians in cross-border shelling and asked regional monitors to investigate. Rwanda Defense Force spokesman Col. Ronald Rwivanga said authorities are “engaging” Congo...

Britain, Rwanda defend asylum-seekers plan at UN agencies

May. 19, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two United Nations agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which Britain expects to send some asylum-seekers from the U.K. to the African country. In an interview with The Associated Press before...

Rwanda genocide suspect Phénéas Munyarugarama confirmed dead

May. 18, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Rwandan fugitive wanted for allegedly playing a major role in the country’s 1994 genocide has been confirmed dead, leaving just four major suspects to be found, a prosecutor with a United Nations-backed tribunal said Wednesday. Phénéas Munyarugarama, one of...

Dutch authorities arrest Rwandan man on genocide suspicions

May. 13, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Friday that a Rwandan man has been arrested based on an extradition request from Rwanda on suspicion that he was involved in the African country’s 1994 genocide. The 65-year-old man, who was not identified, has been living in...

Rwanda genocide suspect Protais Mpiranya is confirmed dead

May. 12, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan fugitive wanted for allegedly playing a major role in the country's 1994 genocide has been confirmed dead, a prosecutor with a U.N.-backed tribunal said Thursday. Protais Mpiranya, "the last of the major fugitives” indicted by the International...

Despite UK clampdown bid, 100s cross Channel in small boats

May. 02, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of people have crossed the English Channel in small boats in the last 24 hours, British officials said Monday, after more than a week in which none of the hazardous journeys were reported. The Ministry of Defense said 254 people arrived on the English coast...

Kenya mediates Congo peace talks, but breakthrough elusive

Apr. 28, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Some Congolese armed groups in peace talks in Kenya asked for more time before laying down their weapons, Kenyan authorities said Thursday, signaling the talks had not yet made a breakthrough. “A few” of more than 30 armed groups with representatives at...

For many migrants, the view of Rwanda is often far from rosy

Apr. 28, 2022 05:09 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Britain's recent decision to send some migrants to Rwanda is questioned by several people resettled in this tiny East African country who say it is not a suitable refuge. One Eritrean refugee who was deported from Israel to Rwanda in 2015 said he found the...

Man pleads guilty to crashing into bleachers, killing man

Apr. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A driver who crashed into bleachers at a youth baseball game, killing a 76-year-old man, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, driving under the influence and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon on Tuesday. Jonathan Burt, 31, of Lisbon, was sentenced in...

Chinese man gets 20 years in Rwanda for whipping a local man

Apr. 20, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A court in Rwanda sentenced a Chinese businessman to 20 years in prison for torture after he was filmed beating a local man last year. Sun Shujun had been accused of beating his workers in a case that drew attention because he was filmed whipping a man...