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World Sep 20Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ convicted of terror charges
Paul Rusesabagina boycotted Monday's announcement after declaring he didn't expect justice in a trial he called a "sham."…
World May 27France’s Macron admits some guilt for Rwanda’s genocide
In a key speech on his visit to Rwanda, French President Emmanuel Macron said he recognizes that France bears a heavy responsibility for the 1994 genocide in the central African country.
World Sep 06Rwanda’s president says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero must stand trial
Rusesabagina is credited with saving 1,200 lives during Rwanda's 1994 genocide by letting people shelter in the hotel he was managing during the mass killings. Now he is accused of supporting rebel violence in Rwanda and his family complain that…
World Aug 31‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero, Paul Rusesabagina, arrested
Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film "Hotel Rwanda" as a hero who saved the lives of more than 1,200 people from the country's 1994 genocide, has been arrested by the Rwandan government on terror charges, police announced on Monday.
World Jun 09Burundi says President Nkurunziza has died of heart attack
Burundi's government says President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at age 56. A statement says the president was admitted to a hospital overnight Saturday after not feeling well.
World May 16Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested in Paris
KIGALI, Rwanda — One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been arrested in Paris, authorities said Saturday. Felicien Kabuga, who had a $5 million bounty on his head, had been accused of equipping militias in the…
World Apr 05Rwanda finds genocide grave that could contain 30,000 bodies
A valley dam that authorities in Rwanda say could contain about 30,000 bodies has been discovered more than a quarter-century after the country’s genocide in which 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed.
World Aug 011-year-old daughter of Congo man who died of Ebola has virus
The 1-year-old daughter of the man who died of Ebola in Congo's major city of Goma this week has the disease, the health ministry said Thursday, while Rwanda briefly closed its border with Congo over the virus outbreak that now…
World Apr 26Rwandans discover mass graves from genocide era, nearly 25 years after killings
The new discovery is being called the most significant in a long time in this East African nation that is still recovering from the 1994 killings of more than 800,000 people.