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Rwanda can’t be shaken

Kagame targets those working against nation in Kwibuka speech President Kagame has said that those struggling with understanding their responsibility and creating problems for Rwandans will not stop the country from progressing. Speaking on April 07 during events to mark the beginning of the mourning week, President Paul Kagame said …

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Rwandan court hands ex-Hutu militia leader life sentence

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Kigali Thursday for his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. The high court of Kigali judged Munyagishari guilty of “crimes of murder and genocide” but acquitted him of rape. He …

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UK says South Sudan violence amounts to ‘genocide’

Entebbe, Uganda | AFP | Targeted killings of specific ethnic groups in South Sudan’s civil war amount to “genocide”, according to Britain’s International Development Minister Priti Patel. “It’s tribal, it’s absolutely tribal, so on that basis it’s genocide,” Patel told reporters in Uganda this week, according to a ministry press officer …

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Rwanda makes history

Kagame becomes first African leader to address powerful Israel lobby group President Paul Kagame hailed Rwanda-Israel friendship in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. He was the first African head of state ever to address the pro-Israel forum that brings together thousands of activists, …

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Pope meets Kagame, Church sorry about Rwanda genocide

Pope begs God’s forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  Pope Francis on Monday begged for God’s forgiveness for “the sins and failings of the Church and its members” implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed around 800,000 people. The pontiff “conveyed …

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UPDATE: Namibia demands $30 bln for colonial era German genocide

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibia is to launch a 30-billion-dollar (28-billion-euro) lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents seen by AFP on Friday. The Namibian government has previously avoided demanding financial compensation, but it changed its stance …

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Rwanda rape trials on the big screen

A new documentary takes an in-depth look at the difficulties of prosecuting mass rape in international courts. “The Uncondemned,” in American theaters this December, reviews the landmark case in Rwanda that changed how mass rape could be prosecuted as an act of genocide. PBS NewsHour Weekend’s Ivette Feliciano spoke with …

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