France drops probe of air crash that led to Rwandan genocide
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have dropped a sensitive investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda's 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence.
Several people close to Rwanda's current president, Paul Kagame, had been under investigation. Rwanda's government denounced the probe as an attempt to deflect responsibility from France's suspected role in the genocide, and welcomed the decision to end it.
Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighboring Congo
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's army says its forces have fought and repelled suspected rebels who crossed into the country from neighboring Congo, killing four of them.
Army spokesman Innocent Munyengango tells The Associated Press that the attack by suspected Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda occurred on Sunday in western Rubavu district. Munyengango says no Rwandan forces were killed.
The mayor of Rubavu district tells local media that one resident was injured.
In South Sudan, a new approach in ending child soldiers’ use
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway say they have arrested a man suspected of participating in the murder of mainly Tutsis in the 1994 genocide in his African homeland.
The National Criminal Investigation Service says the man in his 50s was arrested Tuesday. His name was not disclosed.
The NCIS said Thursday the man arrived in Norway in 2006 as a refugee and became a Norwegian citizen in 2014.
French hospital suspends Rwanda doctor convicted of genocide
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A French public hospital has suspended a Rwandan doctor who was convicted on genocide charges back home, after a protest by a Rwandan government commission.
Dr. Charles Twagira started working at the Paul Doumer Hospital outside Paris last month, and the Rwanda National Commission for the Fight against Genocide issued a protest Monday. The commission says his hiring trivializes the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which 800,000 people were killed.
Refugees see opportunity at new life shrinking for others
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — When the Rwandan genocide spilled over into the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1996, Andre Sungura and Binwa Masoka were among the thousands of Congolese who fled for their lives.
The young couple, barely out of their teens, abandoned their small farm and spent a week traveling by foot and boat with their 2-year-old daughter Christina before finding sanctuary across the Tanzanian border in the Nyarugusu refugee camp.
GREENWICH — Thanksgiving has taken on an extra significance for three Old Greenwich families this year thanks to some very special visitors.
BROOKFIELD — In 1996, Nelson and Marge Malwitz traveled to Russia to help children and families still dealing with the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union years before.
Official: Rwanda genocide suspect extradited from Germany
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges.
Jean Twagiramungu's arrest in the German city of Frankfurt two years ago came more than two decades after the genocide in Rwanda, where more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered by extremist Hutus.
Twagiramungu has been battling extradition request from Kigali, arguing he cannot receive fair trial in Rwanda.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Congolese rebel leader on trial at the International Criminal Court began testifying in his own defense Wednesday, saying that as a young rebel soldier he helped end the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Bosco Ntaganda, an ethnic Tutsi from Rwanda, briefly took the stand in the afternoon at the start of what is expected to be weeks of questioning by his defense lawyer and cross-examination by prosecutors.
UN judge’s detention in Turkey delays Rwandan genocide case
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for a former Rwandan government minister convicted at a United Nations tribunal of inciting and aiding genocide argued Tuesday that his client's case is being unfairly delayed because one of the judges involved has been detained by Turkish authorities.
Netherlands extradites 2 genocide suspects to Rwanda
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two Rwandan men accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, following their extradition from the Netherlands, an official said Saturday.
The suspects — Jean-Claude Iyamuremye, 40, and Jean Baptiste Mugimba, 57 — were handed over Saturday to Rwandan authorities by Dutch officials at Kigali International Airport.
Rwandan students visit ISU to discuss healing and violence after genocide
POCATELLO — The final death toll of the Rwandan genocide perpetrated by the Hutu-led government and various militia groups during a 100-day period between April 7 to mid-July 1994 reached nearly 1 million.
University researcher survives Rwandan genocide
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It was the Rwandan genocide and death and murder painted the landscape of the African country in blood.
The Wisconsin Film Festival hosted a special screening of the documentary “Rwanda and Juliet” Thursday at Kimberly Chapel at Wayland Academy, 101 N. University Ave.
PARIS (AP) — A French court sentenced two former Rwandan mayors to life in prison Wednesday for playing leading roles in the mass killing of ethnic Tutsis during the first days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
A Paris jury found Tito Barahira, 65, and Octavien Ngenzi, 58, guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity over the massacre of some 2,000 Tutsis who had sought refuge in a church in the eastern town of Kabarondo.