Man of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame denied bail in terrorism case

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court has denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” saying the terrorism and other charges against him are of serious nature and h...

'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group. ...

Rwanda's president says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero must stand trial

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's president says that the man portrayed as a hero in the film “Hotel Rwanda” will stand trial for allegedly supporting rebel violence. President Paul Kag...

"Hotel Rwanda" hero arrested on terror charges, say police

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as a hero who saved the lives of more than 1,200 people from the country's 1994 genocide, has been arre...

1st group of Burundian refugees returning home from Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Nearly 500 Burundian refugees living in Rwanda began their journey back to their home country Thursday, the first group to return after five years in exile following deadly polit...

Rwanda seeks genocide suspect's extradition from France

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government has written to France requesting the extradition of a key suspect in the East African nation’s genocide a quarter-century ago, officials said Wednesday. ...

Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV. ...

Rwanda says 3 soldiers hurt in attack by gunmen near Burundi

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s military said Saturday that three of its soldiers were wounded in an attack carried out by unidentified gunmen from neighboring Burundi. The attack Fr...

Belgian diplomats recalled from Rwanda over genocide event

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda on Tuesday said Belgium has decided to recall two diplomats after the East African nation accused them of organizing a commemoration of the 1994 genocide a day before offi...

Rwandan sentenced to life in prison for key role in genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court on Thursday sentenced to life in prison one of the most wanted men in the country’s 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to ...

Ruling party's candidate wins Burundi's presidential poll

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The candidate of Burundi's ruling party, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been declared the winner of the country's presidential election. Ndayishimiye won with 69% o...

A top Rwanda genocide suspect died years ago, DNA test shows

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One of Rwanda's most wanted fugitives in the country's genocide died 20 years ago, the international tribunal overseeing justice efforts announced Friday, less than a week after ...

Rwanda orders release of young women jailed over abortions

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s president has pardoned and ordered the release of 50 young women who were jailed for having or assisting with abortions. Justice Minister Johnston Busi...

Top fugitive in Rwanda's genocide arrested in Paris

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been arrested in Paris, authorities said Saturday. Felicien Kabuga, who had a $5 million bounty o...

Burundi defies COVID-19 for election ending a bloody rule

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi is pushing ahead with an election on Wednesday that will end the president's divisive and bloody 15-year rule. When President Pierre Nkurunziza hands ...