THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for an elderly Rwandan businessman accused of inciting and financing murderous militias that slaughtered men, women and children during the African nation’s 1994 genocide told United Nations judges Friday that prosecutors built a weak and unsubstantiated
A United Nations official is urging tech companies to do everything possible to stop the onslaught of hate speech fueling the war in Ethiopia’s north, where a violent war pits federal troops and their allies against Tigray’s rebellious leaders.
A man in his 40s who is wanted by Rwanda for his role a genocide in the African country has been arrested in Oslo upon an extradition request.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they have “solid evidence” that members of Rwanda’s armed forces are conducting operations in volatile eastern Congo in support of the M23 rebel group, which is waging a major offensive in the mineral-rich region that has caused deaths and massive displacement
Genocide survivors in Rwanda welcomed the conviction of Laurent Bucyibaruta, the highest-ranking Rwandan to have been convicted in France on charges related to the 1994 genocide.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused Congo of supporting rebels opposed to his government in an escalation of tensions with a neighbor who in turn accuses Rwandan authorities of supporting a violent rebel group which recently captured a town in eastern Congo.
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Rwandan fugitive wanted for allegedly playing a major role in the country’s 1994 genocide has been confirmed dead, leaving just four major suspects to be found, a prosecutor with a United Nations-backed tribunal said Wednesday.
Dutch prosecutors say a Rwandan man has been arrested on suspicion that he was involved in the African country’s 1994 genocide.
A prosecutor with a U.N.-backed tribunal says a Rwandan fugitive wanted for allegedly playing a major role in the country’s 1994 genocide has been confirmed dead.
For the first time, key players seeking accountability for atrocities during the Ukraine war have come together at an informal meeting of the U.N.
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime leader of Human Rights Watch announced Tuesday he will step down this summer as executive director after nearly three decades at the helm of one of the world’s leading advocacy organizations.
Rights activists and others urged Rwandan authorities to free the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” saying his health is failing after an appeals court upheld his 25-year jail term for terror offenses.
There’s no such thing as a purely personal opinion from the Oval Office on major matters of policy. But in several remarks about the Ukraine war in recent weeks, President Joe Biden has been voicing opinions that are not in step with U.S. — and his — policy.
President Joe Biden says Russia’s war in Ukraine amounts to genocide, accusing President Vladimir Putin of trying to “wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian.”
President Joe Biden says Russia’s war in Ukraine amounts to “genocide,” accusing President Vladimir Putin of trying to “wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian.”
Rwandans have begun a solemn commemoration of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu who tried to protect them were killed.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s sprawling camps have welcomed an announcement by the U.S. calling the repression on the minority group in Myanmar a genocide.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the violent repression of the largely Muslim Rohingya population in Myanmar amounts to genocide.
U.S. officials say the Biden administration intends to declare that Myanmar’s years-long repression of the Rohingya Muslim population is a “genocide.”
The International Criminal Court prosecutor has launched an investigation that could target senior officials believed responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide amid a rising civilian death toll and widespread destruction of property during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine has launched a case against Russia at the United Nations’ highest court accusing Moscow of planning genocide and asking for the court to intervene to halt the invasion and order Russia to pay reparations.
Lawyers for Gambia are urging the United Nations’ top court to throw out Myanmar’s preliminary objections that seek to end a case accusing the Southeast Asian nation of genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority.
An international case accusing Myanmar of genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority is returning to the United Nations’ highest court amid questions over whether the country’s military rulers should even be allowed to represent the Southeast Asian nation.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged leaders in central Africa’s Great Lakes region Wednesday to seize the momentum of recent positive political developments to make progress toward ending conflicts and the illegal exploitation of gold and other natural resources in eastern Congo.
A Rwandan woman who was orphaned during her country’s genocide and lost part of her leg to childhood cancer has been fitted with a new prosthetic leg.
Theoneste Bagosora, a former Rwandan army colonel regarded as the architect of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed, died in a hospital in Mali on Saturday.
The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide has been convicted of terrorism offenses and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
A German diplomat has taken office as the top international official in Bosnia. The appointment has faced angry opposition from the country’s Serbs, who have rejected both his appointment and a ban on genocide denial brought by his predecessor.
Bosnian Serb lawmakers have rejected a ban on genocide denial, defying the top international official in Bosnia and fueling tensions in the ethnically-divided Balkan country.
Bosnian Serb political leaders have pledged to block decision-making in the country’s institutions to protest a recent move by the top international envoy in Bosnia to outlaw genocide denial.
The top international official in Bosnia has outlawed denial of genocide in the Balkan country. The decision was made to counter attempts by Bosnia’s Serbs to acknowledge the rulings of two U.N. courts on the scope of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.