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RWANDA: Catholic church apology

Bishops’ statement on genocide seen as positive In 1994, violence erupted in Rwanda after a plane carrying then president Juvenal Habyarimana was shot down. Thousands of ethnic Tutsis, a minority group who became a target after Habyarimana’s death, sought refuge in the country’s Catholic and Protestant churches. Hutu militia surrounded …

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Memorials of Genocide

Rwanda hosts experts meeting in bid for UNESCO Heritage status Rwanda needs to closely involve local communities in the management and interpretation of `Sites of Memorial of Genocide’ in the country. This recommendation is one of many made during the recent international experts meeting on the World Heritage Convention and …

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Rwanda accuses 22 French officers over 1994 genocide

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda has published a list of 22 French officers it accuses of helping plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries. Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (known by its French acronym CNLG) issued …

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Rwandan genocide suspect arrested in Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Swedish police on Tuesday arrested a 48-year-old man suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide which claimed 800,000 lives, police and prosecutors said. The man, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested at dawn in his house at Orebro, about 160 kilometres (100 miles) …

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Extradited from US, Rwandan genocide suspect arrives home

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | A linguistics professor wanted for alleged involvement in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been extradited from the United States, the government announced Thursday. Leopold Munyakazi, 65, arrived in Kigali on Wednesday night aboard a charter flight from the US, said a statement posted on the website …

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Israel and Rwanda share bond of ‘pain of genocide’

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Rwanda on Wednesday for a symbolic stop on his “historic” African tour, boosting ties between two countries with a history marked by genocide. Welcomed on arrival by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Netanyahu visited the Kigali Memorial Centre where …

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