Oct 22, 2014

U.S. tightens Ebola checks; Rwanda to scrutinize Americans

Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure from some Congress ...

Rwanda's deadly methane lake to be tapped as energy source

Jun 1, 2014

Rwanda's deadly methane lake to be tapped as energy source

Beneath the calm waters of Lake Kivu lie vast but deadly reserves of methane and carbon dioxide, which Rwanda is tapping both to save lives and provide a lucrative power source. Plans are in place to pump out enough gas for power that will ...

Apr 23, 2014

'Piles and piles' of bodies seen in S. Sudan slaughter

The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young ...

Apr 9, 2014

Aim for lasting peace in Africa

Sadly, 20 years after the start of the genocide in Rwanda, in some African countries conflict and suppression of human rights are all too commonplace.

Rwanda marks 20 years since '94 genocide when 1 million were killed

Apr 8, 2014

Rwanda marks 20 years since '94 genocide when 1 million were killed

Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority. Bloodcurdling screams and sorrowful wails resounded throughout a packed ...

France snubs Rwanda memorial

Apr 6, 2014

France snubs Rwanda memorial

France has canceled plans to attend a ceremony Monday marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide following accusations by Rwandan President Paul Kagame of French involvement in the massacre. The African weekly Jeune Afrique quoted Kagame as denouncing the “direct role of Belgium ...

The forgotten victims of Rwanda genocide

Apr 6, 2014

The forgotten victims of Rwanda genocide

When David, a 19-year-old Rwandan, is asked about his parents, he prefers to conceal being one of thousands of children born from a rape during the 1994 genocide. “I say I don’t have a father,” he explained. It is impossible to say exactly how ...

France on trial in Rwanda genocide case

Feb 4, 2014

France on trial in Rwanda genocide case

by Jamey Keaten

Through a groundbreaking trial, France is at last coming to terms with its much-criticized response to Rwanda’s genocide. Pascal Simbikangwa, a Rwandan former intelligence chief, is to appear Tuesday in a Paris court for an expected seven-week trial to face charges of complicity in ...