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Kagame’s government charges ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Paul Rusesabagina with terrorism

The government of President Paul Kagame on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.The 66-year old Rusesabagina was brought to Kagarama Court in the...

Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina must be guaranteed fair trial – Rights group

As the Rwandan National Public Prosecution Authority examines the case file of Paul Rusesabagina, a political opponent best known internationally as the manager of a hotel in Kigali where over 1200 people sought refuge during the...

Human Rights Watch says Hotel Rwanda film hero and government critic Paul Rusesabagina was forcibly disappeared

The government of Rwanda’s arrest of a prominent critic of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) amounted to an enforced disappearance, a serious violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Africa’s largest agriculture conference to be held virtually for first time

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Africa’s largest agriculture conference, would be held online for the first time from September 8 to September 11, 2020, amid COVID-19 pandemic.The tenth annual AGRF will...

Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina who was celebrated for saving 1,200 people has been arrested on terror charges

Paul Rusesabagina, whose role in saving people from the 1994 genocide was celebrated in the film Hotel Rwanda, has been arrested and is being held in Rwanda on terror charges.The 66-year...

Rwanda requests additional disbursement of S433 million from IMF to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The government of Rwanda has requested an additional disbursement of S433 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout, the Fund said in a statement on Thursday.The...

IMF approves additional disbursement of $111.06 million to Rwanda to combat COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved a second disbursement of $111.06 million to Rwanda to combat COVID-19.The latest release of funds, under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), brings the total...

France arrests Félicien Kabuga, one of the masterminds behind Rwandan genocide who kept false identity for 26 years

The arrest of Félicien Kabuga, one of the alleged masterminds behind the Rwandan genocide, in France on May 16, 2020, brings victims and survivors one step closer to justice 26 years later, Human Rights Watch said on Monday....

Coronavirus lockdown, arrests and abuses surge in Rwanda

Rwandan police have arbitrarily arrested scores of people since directives to prevent the spread of Covid-19 came into force on March 22, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The authorities have accused people of violating the measures and at times detained people...

Africa defends WHO and its head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus amid attacks by Trump

African leaders are defending the World Health Organization (WHO) and its head Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus amid attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump"Surprised to learn of a campaign by the US govt...

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