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Rwanda accuses France over 1994 genocide

Rwanda formally accused senior French officials on Tuesday of involvement in its 1994 genocide and called for them to be put on trial.

Rwanda mulls withdrawal of peace troops from Darfur

Rwanda says it could withdraw peacekeepers from Darfur if the UN fails to renew the contract of a top Rwandan commander indicted for war crimes.

Bush calls for increased effort to help Darfur

After seeing graphic reminders of the Rwandan genocide, United States President George Bush on Tuesday called for increased international efforts to help Darfur. Bush visited a memorial to the 1994 genocide, in which 800 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered by Hutu extremists.

African nations urged to harmonise telecoms laws

African countries working jointly to construct an undersea telecoms cable should harmonise laws governing the sector if they are to land the much-awaited communications link, a senior United Nations official said on Monday. About 23 nations have long harboured a much-delayed plan to build the submarine cable to slash internet and calling costs.

French troops advised on Rwanda genocide — author

French troops advised Rwandan Hutu extremists how to hide their gruesome work from spy satellites, the author of a new book on the central African nation's 1994 genocide said on Thursday. Silent Accomplice, by British researcher and author Andrew Wallis, gives what the author says is new evidence of French complicity in the 1994 slaughter of Rwandan Tutsis.

Rwanda releases 8 000 genocide prisoners

Rwanda on Monday released 8 000 prisoners accused of involvement in the country's 1994 genocide, prompting anger from survivors of the slaughter who fear new ethnic killings. Rwanda's prisons have been overflowing with thousands of inmates, some convicted and others awaiting trial for their role in the murders of an estimated 800 000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates.

Rwandan witness disputes French judge’s report

A Rwandan witness has accused a French judge of distorting his testimony in a probe into the killing of a former president that sparked the country's genocide. It was the latest blow to Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere, who has been heavily criticised by Rwanda after calling for President Paul Kagame, a Tutsi, to face trial over the assassination of his Hutu predecessor in 1994.

Rwandans unite in anger at France

Protesting at what they insist is France's role in their nation's genocide, Rwandans from all walks of life have united in fury at calls last week by a French judge for their President Paul Kagame to be arrested. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in anger at the allegation Kagame was behind the downing of a plane carrying his predecessor in 1994.

Rwanda points, clicks its way to growth, change

Ange Mukarusagara never thought she would get the chance to use a computer at school. That used to be the exclusive privilege of a handful of students at the National University of Rwanda. But times are changing. The tiny Central African country wants to become one of the most plugged-in countries on the continent.

Rwanda reopens DRC border

Rwanda on Saturday reopened its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a bid to ease tension that brought fear of renewed war between the two neighbours and led to the sealing of the frontier. President Paul Kagame and the DRC's President Joseph Kabila held talks in Nigeria on June 25 in a bid to ease tensions.

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