Hutu rebels accuse DRC, Rwanda after Italian ambassador killed

Luca Attanasio died of his wounds after a World Food Programme convoy came under fire near the eastern city of Goma. Rwandan Hutu rebels denied allegations they were behind the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and instead accused the armies of the DRC and Rwanda of responsibility. Luca […]

Born out of conflict: How cricket is helping heal Rwanda’s wounds

For Rwandese cricketer Diane Ishimwe, every passing day brings about a sense of gratitude and gratefulness. In 1994, when her pregnant mother was about to leave home to deliver Ishimwe, she had a miraculous escape after a stray bullet fired by an armed fighter flew just inches above her head. “They almost killed her,” Ishimwe […]

Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina goes on trial in Kigali

The government critic is accused of several crimes, including terrorism, and could face 25 years in prison if convicted. Paul Rusesabagina, the man whose story inspired the Hollywood movie Hotel Rwanda, has gone on trial in a closely-watched case in Kigali where he stands accused of several crimes, including terrorism. A longtime critic of Rwandan […]

The ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Is on Trial. Here’s What We Know.

NAIROBI, Kenya — He was lauded as a hero during the grim days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, credited with saving the lives of more than 1,200 people he sheltered at his hotel. But when he mysteriously reappeared back in his home country late last year, he was in handcuffs. Now Paul Rusesabagina, who angered […]

The children colonial Belgium stole from African mothers

Monique Bitu Bingi, 71, has never forgotten how it happened. It was 1953 when the white colonials came for her in Babadi, a village in the Kasai region of what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), then a Belgian colony. She was four, the child of a Black Congolese woman and a […]

‘Russia, Rwanda sent troops’ to Central African Republic

CAR gov’t says foreign troops were sent to the country after alleged coup bid ahead of presidential and parliamentary polls. The Central African Republic says Russia and Rwanda sent hundreds of troops into the country after an alleged coup bid that took place ahead of the presidential and parliamentary polls scheduled for next week. On […]

Hotel Rwanda hero says he was kidnapped before arrest

Paul Rusesabagina, who was arrested in August, said he was blindfolded and had his legs tied up. Paul Rusesabagina, who was depicted as a hero in the film Hotel Rwanda but is now on trial on “terrorism” and other charges in the central African country, said he had been kidnapped from abroad before being arrested […]

Hotel Rwanda hero denied access to lawyer, allege supporters

Supporters of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager portrayed in Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, say the Rwandan authorities have denied him access to a lawyer, a week after he was paraded in handcuffs and accused of “terrorism”. In a statement on Saturday, the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation said Rusesabagina, a United States permanent resident and Belgian citizen, has […]

Felicien Kabuga: The man who put hate on Rwanda’s airwaves

After 26 years on the run, Felicien Kabuga was finally arrested in France on May 16, 2020. Kabuga stands accused of being a primary instigator of the Rwandan genocide. He was one of the biggest shareholders of Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM), the infamous radio station that coordinated much of the killing, and […]

Hotel Rwanda film hero Paul Rusesabagina held on terror charges

Paul Rusesabagina – known for saving more than 1,000 people in the hotel he managed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a story later told into the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda – has been arrested on terror charges. The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said in a statement on Monday the 66-year-old government critic had been arrested […]

Rwanda issues warrant for 1994 genocide suspect in France

Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant for former Rwandan spy chief, Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who is under investigation in France over his role in the African country’s 1994 genocide. Prosecutor-general Aimable Havugiyaremye told reporters on Tuesday Rwandan authorities “have investigated his case” and “are working with the French unit in charge of combatting war crimes and crimes against humanity”. […]