Tag: Rwanda

Violence on rise in former Hutu, Tutsi battleground

Violence on rise in former Hutu, Tutsi battleground

| October 7, 2014

(GIN)—Fears are growing that the Central African nation of Burundi is sliding back into a battlefield as the country heads into an election cycle in 2015. The ceasefire that ended 12 years of brutal conflict in 2005 could be unraveling as the current President Pierre Nkurunziza cracks down on supporters of the opposition. Early this […]

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Cables reveal U.S.-backed exit plan left Rwanda ‘knee-deep in bodies’

Cables reveal U.S.-backed exit plan left Rwanda ‘knee-deep in bodies’

| June 11, 2014

(GIN)—Six days before Rwanda would explode in a genocidal bloodbath, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations saw the storm clouds on the horizon and pushed to send all peacekeepers home, despite signs of an imminent disaster. In a recently declassified cable, Ambassador Madeleine K. Albright advised the Department of State that a “window of […]

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Rwandan ‘genocide hunters’ still searching for perpetrators

Rwandan ‘genocide hunters’ still searching for perpetrators

| April 11, 2014

(GIN)—On the 20th anniversary of one of the worst massacres on the African continent—the Rwandan genocide—a Rwandese couple is still reliving the nightmare as they search for perpetrators in foreign countries complicit in crimes against humanity. Last month, Dafroza Gauthier and her husband Alain gave testimony against former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa in Paris. […]

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Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya dies mysteriously in exile

Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya dies mysteriously in exile

| January 14, 2014

(GIN)—Six years after obtaining political asylum in South Africa, former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya died under mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Johannesburg. South African police say the dissident appeared to have been strangled with a rope and a bloodied towel found in the hotel room safe. Mr. Karegeya was a colonel under […]

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President Clinton takes swipe at human rights groups, backs Kagame

| August 20, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton, on an African tour with daughter Chelsea, praised the Rwandan government lead by President Paul Kagame despite increasing evidence that Rwanda is backing ruthless rebels in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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