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Sex workers wait for clients in the red light district of Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, June 12, 2020. As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it increasingly threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19

Jul. 4, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV. The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy food. And...

FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda's 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

French court OKs end to Rwanda genocide investigation

Jul. 3, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. The probe has damaged France-Rwanda relations for years, because it targeted several people close to...

Rwanda says 3 soldiers hurt in attack by gunmen near Burundi

Jun. 27, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s military said Saturday that three of its soldiers were wounded in an attack carried out by unidentified gunmen from neighboring Burundi. The attack Friday night targeted the Rwanda Defense Forces’ defensive position in the southern district of Nyaruguru, 1...

UN experts: Gold from Congo going to armed groups, criminals

Jun. 19, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say armed groups, criminal networks and some law enforcement agents in Congo are reaping vast sums of money from illegally exploiting gold and other natural resources and smuggling them to Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates. The experts...

France grants researcher access to restricted Rwanda files

Jun. 12, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court on Friday granted a researcher access to restricted archives from the French presidency regarding the country's role before and during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The Council of State ruled that the French researcher, Francois Graner, has a...

Burundi turns to court for guidance after president's death

Jun. 11, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Its president dead, Burundi on Thursday turned to the constitutional court to help fill the power vacuum ahead of the expected August swearing-in of the president-elect chosen in May’s election. The abrupt death of President Pierre Nkurunziza this week of what the government...