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 ...

At least 65 killed in flooding, landslides in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least 65 people are dead after flooding and landslides in Rwanda, officials said Thursday after overnight heavy rains. Nearly 100 homes were washed away. The...

Refugees protest under coronavirus lockdown in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a protest by refugees and migrants who were relocated to the country last year from crowded detention camps in Libya, witnesses said. ...

Rwandans mark genocide anniversary under nationwide lockdown

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — For Augustine Ngabonziza, a survivor of Rwanda’s genocide, it’s difficult not to wonder whether God has become more distant these days. How else can one explain why a country tha...

Rwanda finds genocide grave that could contain 30,000 bodies

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A valley dam that authorities in Rwanda say could contain about 30,000 bodies has been discovered more than a quarter-century after the country’s genocide in which 800,000 ethnic...

Officials say heavy rains kill 13 in Rwanda's capital

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least 13 people died in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, in overnight heavy rains and others were injured, government officials said Monday. The East African nation...

Missing Rwandan opposition politician sentenced to 10 years

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — An opposition politician in Rwanda who reportedly escaped prison in 2018 has been sentenced to 10 years for offenses related to forming an armed group and threatening state secur...

Rights group criticizes Rwanda's ruling on former officers

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Human Rights Watch says the decision by Rwanda’s Court of Appeal upholding the conviction of two former high-ranking army officers, who are said to be in failing health, fits a p...

Rwanda opposition leader says she was barred from traveling

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A prominent Rwandan opposition leader said Friday that authorities barred her from leaving the East African nation this week to receive a human rights award in Spain. ...

Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country's shock

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says ...

5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday. Tw...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda's president praises healing

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's President Paul Kagame said Monday that the perpetrators of the 1994 genocide feel repentant for killing some 800,000 people and that is helping the country to find recon...