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Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda — The Rwandan government released an independent report on Wednesday accusing French officials of complicity in the 1994 genocide, risking further strains to already icy relations between the two countries. The report, commissioned by the Rwandan government and ...

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Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

In an unusual gesture that could partly reverse a more familiar northward odyssey toward Europe, Rwanda offered on Thursday to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as ...

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Public Shaming and Even Prison for Plastic Bag Use in Rwanda

GISENYI, Rwanda — They are sometimes tucked into bras, hidden in underwear or coiled tightly around a smuggler’s arms. They’re not narcotics or even the illegally mined gold and diamonds that frequently make it across the border into Rwanda. But ...

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In Rwanda President’s Lopsided Re-election, Foes See Oppression

KIGALI, Rwanda — The re-election of Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s longtime president, had never been in question. But opponents and rights advocates say his nearly 99 percent margin of victory reflects what they call an oppressive political environment that stifles dissent ...

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Rwanda election: President Paul Kagame wins by landslide

Media playback is unsupported on your device The electoral commission in Rwanda has announced that President Paul Kagame has won a third term in office with a landslide. The commission said partial results of Friday’s election had given him 98% ...

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Rwanda Votes, With Only One Likely Winner

NAIROBI, Kenya — Rwandans went to the polls on Friday in an election that was widely expected to extend the long rule of President Paul Kagame, who has guided the country with a steady hand following a genocide two decades ...

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