Rwandan Genocide

May 22, 2020 - 6:14 am
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 another high-profile fugitive was arrested in France. Confirmation of the death of former Rwandan...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, family photographs of some of those who died hang on display in an exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial centre in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. Felicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda's 1994 genocide who had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been arrested in Paris, authorities said Saturday, May 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
May 16, 2020 - 12:59 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, a wealthy businessman accused of supplying machetes to killers and broadcasting propaganda urging mass slaughter, has been arrested outside Paris, authorities said Saturday. Felicien Kabuga, who had a $5 million...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2019 file photo, flowers are laid on top of a glass case containing the skulls of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge in the church, kept as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide, inside the church in Ntarama, Rwanda. 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 Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed. Rwanda on Tuesday marks the 26th anniversary of the genocide. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
April 07, 2020 - 2:30 pm
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 that always comes together for the anniversary of the killings is now confined at home? Every year on...
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April 05, 2020 - 9:45 am
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 Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed. The discovery is being called the most...
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February 17, 2020 - 9:22 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A popular Rwandan gospel musician who in 2015 was found guilty of conspiracy to murder or harm President Paul Kagame was found dead in a police cell Monday in the capital, Kigali, authorities said. Kizito Mihigo, 38, an ethnic Tutsi survivor of the 1994 genocide that killed...
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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame answers questions from the media at a press conference at a convention center in the capital Kigali, Rwanda, Monday, April 8, 2019. Rwanda on Sunday commemorated the 25th anniversary of when the country descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 08, 2019 - 1:52 pm
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 reconciliation. Rwanda has begun commemorating the genocide which began 25 years ago and in which Hutu...
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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, center-left, First Lady Jeannette Kagame, center, and son Ivan Cyomoro Kagame, right, prepare to lay a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda Sunday, April 7, 2019. Rwanda is commemorating the 25th anniversary of when the country descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 07, 2019 - 1:40 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Latest on the commemorations to mark the start of Rwanda's genocide 25 years ago. (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A survivor of the Rwandan genocide has recounted his personal horror at a Paris commemoration in a park, noting how arbitrary killings could be with "people...
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From left to right, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, light the flame of remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Rwanda is commemorating the 25th anniversary of when the country descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 07, 2019 - 12:07 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years after the start of its genocide, in which some 800,000 people were killed, Rwanda is rebuilding with hope and shines with a new light, said President Paul Kagame. Speaking at commemoration services Sunday, Kagame said that Rwandans would never turn against...
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In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2019, the children of genocide survivors and perpetrators play together in the reconciliation village of Mbyo, near Nyamata, in Rwanda. Twenty-five years after the genocide the country has six "reconciliation villages" where convicted perpetrators who have been released from prison after publicly apologizing for their crimes live side by side with genocide survivors who have professed forgiveness. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 06, 2019 - 11:27 am
MBYO, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, Tasian Nkundiye murdered his neighbor with a machete. The 43-year-old Hutu and a few other men from his Rwandan village chopped the Tutsi man to pieces — one horrific slaying during a 100-day genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and the...
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The names of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge in the church, many with the same surname indicating a family, are written on a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide, outside the church in Ntarama, Rwanda Friday, April 5, 2019. Rwanda will commemorate on Sunday, April 7, 2019 the 25th anniversary of when the country descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 05, 2019 - 12:11 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a government study into the country's role in Rwanda before and during its 1994 genocide. Macron met Friday with victims of the genocide, and a Rwandan group working to teach future generations about it. Rwanda is this weekend marking the...
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