KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A court in Rwanda has ordered that Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” remain in detention for 30 more days to allow prosecutors to gather...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The man portrayed as a hero in the movie “Hotel Rwanda” has admitted in court that he backed a rebel group, but denied that he supported any violence or killings.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court on Thursday denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” saying the terrorism and other charges against him are serious and...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legal team for “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina has filed a complaint with the United Nations special rapporteur on torture asserting that Rusesabagina faces an...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's president says that the man portrayed as a hero in the film “Hotel Rwanda” will stand trial for allegedly supporting rebel violence.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as a hero who saved the lives of more than 1,200 people from the country's 1994 genocide, has been arrested by the...
PARIS (AP) — The Paris appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to end a years-long investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient...
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.
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, 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...
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...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government has protested a call by six British legislators for President Paul Kagame to free high-ranking army officers, saying the two were convicted of serious...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A leading Rwandan opposition leader asserted Tuesday that the deadly attack on her party's national coordinator was politically motivated.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary...
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...
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years after the start of a genocide that killed some 800,000 people, Rwanda is rebuilding with hope and shines with a new light, President Paul Kagame said at...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president is denying support for rebels opposed to Rwanda's government as tensions between the two East African neighbors persist, raising fears of a possible armed...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda says it has deported a French national and a Rwandan accused of compromising national security.
Police in a statement Tuesday identify the deportees as Olivier Prentout and Annie Tabura and say they "were using their employment as tools to achieve their ill motives."
The deportees, senior managers with telecom MTN Uganda, could not immediately be reached. The statement did not give details of the alleged activities.
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.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official.
"We have been watching the situation in this area for some time now and have a good idea of who is behind today's incident. We are in pursuit of the attackers and action will be taken against those responsible," army spokesman Innocent Munyengango said in a statement.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame says at least two soldiers were killed when rebels crossed into the country from Congo earlier this week.
Kagame on Friday blamed the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which has links to perpetrators of the 1994 genocide, and the Rwanda National Congress, founded by a former army chief.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery.
Diane Rwigara's case has drawn global attention as Kagame again faces pressure to give more space to critics in this highly controlled East African country.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year's election says no amount of pressure will silence her.
Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of her court appearance on Thursday, Diane Rwigara remained defiant as she faces 22 years in prison if convicted.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan prosecutors want a former presidential candidate jailed for 22 years if she is convicted of forgery and insurrection charges.
Diane Rwigara made an appearance in court Wednesday in the capital, Kigali, as the prosecutors made their case. The court will make its ruling on Dec. 6.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former Rwandan presidential candidate Diane Rwigara was freed on bail on Friday after more than a year behind bars on charges she has called politically motivated after her outspoken challenge of one of Africa's most prominent leaders.
A high court ordered the release of Rwigara and her mother, Adeline, with the condition that they stay in the capital, Kigali. It disagreed with the prosecution's argument that they might flee.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's president on Wednesday warned a prominent opposition leader and others newly released from prison to be "humble" and "careful" or they'll end up behind bars again.
President Paul Kagame's address to new lawmakers was his first public comment since the surprise weekend release, with no explanation, of more than 2,100 prisoners including Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A prominent Rwandan opposition leader walked free on Saturday after the government approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners with little explanation.
Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza's release surprised many because it is unusual for longtime President Paul Kagame to pardon potential challengers. She quickly urged Kagame to release all other political prisoners.
"The beginning of opening of the political space in Rwanda, I hope so," she told reporters.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Rwanda, his first stop in a tour of Africa.
Modi was welcomed in Kigali, the capital, late Monday by President Paul Kagame as the first prime minister of India to visit the East African country.
The governments of Rwanda and India later signed bilateral agreements.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame is praising China's treatment of Africa "as an equal," calling it "a revolutionary posture in world affairs" and "more precious than money."
Kagame made the remarks Monday after signing bilateral agreements with the visiting Chinese president, Xi Jinping. Xi is the first Chinese president to visit Rwanda.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Rwanda, the second stop in his latest tour of Africa.
President Paul Kagame has welcomed Xi as the first Chinese president to visit the East African country. On Monday Xi is expected to visit a memorial for Rwanda's 1994 genocide and sign bilateral agreements.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — German carmaker Volkswagen opened the first car assembly plant in Rwanda's capital on Wednesday in a milestone for the East African country that is trying to cut back on used car imports from Asia.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government on Tuesday defended its $39 million sponsorship deal with the Arsenal football club as some aid donors and rights activists raised an outcry.
"Visit Rwanda" will be emblazoned on the left sleeve of players in Arsenal's first, under-23 and women's teams.
President Paul Kagame is an Arsenal supporter. The deal was not approved by Rwandan lawmakers.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to resume cooperation between France and Rwanda even though relations between the two countries are not yet fully normalized.
Following a meeting Wednesday in Paris with Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, Macron said "what's important is to build the future" through a pragmatic approach.
Relations have been strained in recent years over Rwanda's accusations of French complicity in its 1994 genocide, which France denies.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — South African geneticist Vinet Coetzee held up a malaria-diagnosing scanner that she said can be developed for use in Africa's rural areas without the need for blood samples or lab tests.
"This can be rapid, affordable and non-invasive," she said. "It can reduce health inequality and bring us one step closer to a world free of malaria."
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a vibrant religious community whose sometimes makeshift operations, authorities say, have threatened the lives of followers.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Revenue Authority said Friday it will auction off assets belonging to the family of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame's government to pay a tax debt — a move that family members call politically motivated.
Assets of the cigarette maker Premier Tobacco Company, which belongs to the family of Diane Rwigara, will be sold at auction on March 28 to recover $6 million in back taxes, the Revenue Authority said.
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Thousands of African asylum seekers on Wednesday protested outside the Rwandan Embassy in Israel, calling on the African country not to cooperate with an Israeli plan to deport them.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The 55-nation African Union appears to have decided to react diplomatically and strategically to President Donald Trump's alleged vulgar remarks about the continent.
Rather than issuing an angry condemnation of Trump's reported comments in which he likened Africa to a filthy toilet, the African Union may decide to follow the advice of its new chairman, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, to deal with the U.S. president as the leader of a country elected by his people.
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to mend relations Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations, praising the U.S. partnership with Rwanda along the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum.
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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):
President Donald Trump plans to meet with world leaders, dine with business executives and declare America "open for business" during his trip to the Davos summit.
White House officials said Tuesday the president is going to the World Economic Forum to promote his economic policies. He departs Wednesday and arrives in Switzerland on Thursday.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A government-controlled newspaper in Uganda says 45 Rwandan nationals have been charged with terrorism and establishing a terror organization.
The New Vision reported Friday that the suspects were charged Thursday in a remote town in western Uganda. The report gives few details about the charges.
Ugandan police and a judiciary spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police are holding eight media workers on treason and other charges for a report saying Uganda is planning to overthrow the president of neighboring Rwanda.
Police spokesman Emilian Kayima says the employees of local tabloid The Red Pepper are in detention pending confirmation of charges by the prosecutor. The suspects include five managers and three editors.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court has denied bail to a critic of President Paul Kagame.
A court in the capital Kigali ruled Monday that Diane Rwigara should not be freed during her trial, saying the charges of forgery and inciting insurrection are serious.
Rwigara, who has been in detention since September, insists she has been targeted after criticizing Rwanda's long-time leader.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A jailed critic of Rwanda's government said Monday she was detained because she tried to run against longtime President Paul Kagame in the recent election.
Diane Rwigara, who faces charges of inciting insurrection against the state and forgery, spoke out in a courtroom in the capital, Kigali.
She said she was charged "because I spoke about crimes committed by this government. Nobody has talked about Rwandans who disappear without a trace."
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara is denying charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record.
Rwigara appeared in court Wednesday in the capital, Kigali. She and some family members were detained late last month. Her mother, Adeline, and sister Anne have been charged with incitement and "discrimination and sectarianism."
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan prosecutors on Tuesday charged a prominent critic of the long-time president with forgery and inciting insurrection against the state.
Diane Rwigara faces up to 15 years in jail if she is convicted of the more serious offense of inciting insurrection.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan police have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a women's rights activist, for alleged offenses against state security.
Rwigara's mother and sister were also detained on the tax evasion charges and she is also being charged with forgery, Rwanda police said in a Twitter post Sunday. The three who arrested Saturday have been under investigation and police have interrogated them several times.