Tag Archives: Rwanda

03 September 20

Rwanda: Genocide hero Paul Rusesabagina arrested

A man who saved hundreds of Rwandan’s during the country’s 1994 genocide and later fled into exile has been arrested by authorities in Kigali as part of an “international operation”.

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02 September 20

Burundian refugees’ return from Rwanda begins

On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.

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29 August 20

Rwanda tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases surge

Rwanda has increased the length of its evening curfew and restricted movement in the western Rusizi area after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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26 February 20

Kagame, Museveni fail to end year-long diplomatic impasse during border meeting

Ugandan and Rwandan leaders meet at border flashpoint of Katuna but return to respective capitals after only agreeing extradition treaties against political prisoners and dissidents Frosty relations between Uganda and Rwanda will continue to bubble for another forty-five days at
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27 January 20

HRW calls out Rwanda over detained street children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for the United Nations Child Rights Committee to place pressure on authorities in Rwanda to close a detention centre where children are being held and abused.

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14 January 20

Rwanda’s basketball culture is surging but development challenges remain

Ahead of inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) that is set to take place beginning March 2020, Rwanda is developing its own Basketball culture for a sport that still suffers from limited sponsorship and lack of modern infrastructures to boost its
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13 January 20

Norway agree to take 600 refugees evacuated from Libya

Norway on Wednesday agreed to welcome 600 refugees that have been evacuated to Rwanda from horrific conditions in Libyan detention centres.

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28 December 19

Rwanda: Pastor’s daughter accused of treason, espionage

The daughter of a pastor in Rwanda has been charged with treason and espionage after being detained for more than a month. Jackie Umuhoza’s family insist the charges are fabricated and despite having been held since late November and charged
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21 December 19

Rwandan official convicted on charges of genocide

A court in Belgium has convicted 71-year-old Rwandan official Fabien Neretse on charges of genocide over his involvement in the 1994 atrocity that killed an estimated 800,000 people.

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17 December 19

Why are the political killings and disappearances under Paul Kagame being ignored?

Rwanda’s economic success since emerging from the horrors of ethnic genocide in 1994 has been staggering. President Paul Kagame has steered the country out of crisis and guided it into a new age of stability and economic promise. In 1994,
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