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Arrest of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina shrouded in mystery

Rwandan authorities have arrested Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroic actions during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi inspired the Hollywood movie Hotel Rwanda. Mr Rusesabagina has been living in exile and is a leader of an opposition outfit accused of financing terrorism activities in Rwanda. The announcement of his arrest on …

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‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero Paul Rusesabagina arrested

Paul Rusesabagina, who saved hundreds of Rwandans during the genocide by sheltering them in the hotel he managed, and saw his story made into the Hollywood film ‘Hotel Rwanda’, has been arrested on terror related offenses, Rwandan authorities announced. The country’s bureau of Investigation said in a Twitter statement that Rusesabagina was now in …

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Remains of top Rwanda genocide suspect found

The remains of Augustin Bizimana, one of the most wanted suspects of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, have been found, a UN war crimes prosecutor says. They were discovered in a grave in Congo-Brazzaville. DNA tests confirmed his identity and that he had been dead for 20 years. He was defence minister …

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Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France

Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested near Paris, the French justice ministry has announced. Mr Kabuga was detained in a dawn raid in Asnières-sur-Seine, where he had been living under a false identity. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has charged …

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Rwandan officers ‘raping and killing during lockdown’

An international pressure group has accused the Rwandan security forces of killing, raping and arresting people since a coronavirus lockdown came into force. Human Rights Watch says at least two people have been shot dead in the southern Nyanza district. It says those accused of breaking lockdown rules have been …

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Rwanda deploys drones to raise coronavirus awareness in communities

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday, April 12 announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities. “We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about COVID-19,” reads part of the announcement on Twitter. The development comes after the country records …

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Rwanda courts start online trial

Rwanda’s courts have started to conduct trials through video link-up in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In a room at Kigali metropolitan police station, suspects sat separated in masks and handcuffed. Everyone waited their turn in front of a TV screen to face the prosecution and judges, …

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Rwanda set to get first powdered milk factory

Rwanda’s livestock subsector is expected to get a major boost and dairy farmers get a ready market for their produce, thanks to the construction of a factory that will be making powdered milk. According to information from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the installed capacity of that factory will …

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