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Nearly one in 10 Rwandans lost their lives in the 100 days of violence in 1994 [Jean Bizimana-Reuters]

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands by a traditional Epiphany cake during a ceremony at the Elysee palace in Paris, on January 11, 2019. (Photo by Ian LANGSDON - POOL - AFP)

Rwanda invites Emmanuel Macron to attend 25th anniversary of genocide

Rwanda, which has accused France of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed some 800,000 of its citizens, said Tuesday it had invited President Emmanuel Macron to attend the 25th anniversary of the massacre on April 7.
(FILES) This file photo taken on June 21, 2012 in Johannesburg shows Rwanda’s former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa walking into the court.French judges will hear the former Rwandan army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, living in exile in South Africa, who accused the incumbent Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame to be involved in the attack against the late president Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994, that marked the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, reported AFP on October 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide

French judges have dropped their long-running investigation into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country’s genocide, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday.

Rwanda appeals acquittal of Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara

Rwanda's chief prosecutor on Wednesday said he would appeal after dissident politician Diane Rwigara was acquitted in a high-profile trial.

Paul Kagame removes influential minister in cabinet reshuffle

Rwandan President Paul Kagame carried out a major ministerial reshuffle on Thursday, following the voluntary departure of foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, notably removing his influential defence minister from the post.

Rwanda auctions assets belonging to jailed critic of President Kagame

Rwandan authorities on Wednesday sold assets belonging to the family of a woman, who was barred from standing against President Paul Kagame at an election in 2017 and then jailed pending trial for alleged incitement to insurrection.

Critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asks for freedom in court

A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and "inciting insurrection".

Mother of Rwandan President Kagame’s challenger Diane Rwigara tells court of torture

The mother and sister of a prominent critic of Rwanda's president said on Friday all three of them had been tortured and deprived of food as they were held in jail on charges of forgery and inciting insurrection.

Paul Kagame’s critic Diane Rwigara denies insurrection, forgery charges in court

A prominent opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of forgery and inciting insurrection and said she was being prevented from accessing her case file to chart her defense.

Rwanda files charges against Kagame’s critic Diane Rwigara

Police have charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offenses to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday.

Rwanda police rearrests female critic of Kagame, her mom and sister

Diane Rwigara, a fierce critic of Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, has been rearrested by the police days after she was released.

Rwanda police confirm arrest of Kagame’s female critic, mom and sister

Rwandan police have confirmed the arrest of a female opponent of President Paul Kagame, five days after she was declared missing and police denied holding her.

Rwandans must rise up and tell Kagame ‘enough is enough’ – Group

A group formed by missing critic of Rwandan president Paul Kagame is calling on citizens to rise up and tell the president that enough is enough.

Kagame’s female opponent facing forgery and tax evasion charges

Rwandan police said on Wednesday they were investigating Diane Shima Rwigara – a critic of President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections this month – for tax evasion and forgery.

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame takes oath of office for third term

Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in for a third term after a landslide victory in the East African nation’s elections earlier this month that critics said took place amid a crackdown on his political opponents.

Rwandans in the diaspora begin casting ballots in presidential elections

Rwandans back home will cast their votes in presidential polls on Friday, August 4. But before they do, nationals across the world are casting their ballots.

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