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Fighting worsens 'deteriorating' situation in eastern Congoupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 16:37:00

Army troops and rebels clashed on Wednesday in the violence-ridden eastern part of Congo, threatening to undermine an already fragile stability.

Rwanda's B-Boys: From the streets to break beats updated: Thu Jul 19 2012 10:12:00

Sporting a black t-shirt proudly proclaiming "Live 2 Break," a group of grinning boys form a slightly jagged circle inside a dusty yard on the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda's capital.

Eric Kabera: Film pioneer helps Rwanda build new identityupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:27:00

Over the last few years, several films have recaptured the devastating legacy of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, recreating the unimaginable pain and loss that defined the darkest period in the history of the small African country.

The face of Rwandan cinemaupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 09:27:00

Eric Kabera is the producer of the Rwanda's first ever acclaimed feature film, '100 Days".

Rwanda closes tribunals overseeing genocide prosecutionsupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 05:43:00

Rwanda officially closed on Monday its village tribunals overseeing the prosecution of suspects in a 1994 genocide that left 800,000 dead, marking the end of more than a decade of local court prosecutions.

Prosecutor seeks new Congo war crimes warrantsupdated: Tue May 15 2012 19:28:00

International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has announced new charges against a former Congolese rebel leader, who is also a general in the Congolese Army despite having been already accused of war crimes.

Finding Rwanda's mountain gorillasupdated: Mon May 14 2012 05:50:00

Errol Barnett comes face to face with Rwanda's mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.

Tracking Rwanda's mountain gorillasupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 23:20:00

Take a journey of discovery to north western Rwanda in search of the majestic mountain gorilla.

Rwanda genocide survivors cycle towards London 2012updated: Tue Apr 10 2012 04:52:00

For Rwanda's national cycling team, survivors of its genocide, cycling is proving to have an unlikely healing power. Eighteen years after the genocide of Tutsis that claimed an estimated 800,000 lives in all, Team Rwanda is now gaining international recognition, and one member will compete at this year's summer Olympics.

Rwandan genocide orphan builds new lifeupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 06:07:00

Her parents murdered in Rwanda's genocide, one young woman builds new life through radio. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

Genocide survivor has faith in future of Rwandaupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 06:07:00

The people in Rwanda do not want the world to forget what happened there 18 years ago. They certainly haven't.

New Hampshire trial revisits trauma of Rwanda genocide updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 18:59:00

A teary-eyed Rwandan emigrant entered a federal courtroom in New Hampshire on Thursday, marking the first day of a trial with roots in a genocide that left some 800,000 people dead.

Gorillas filmed up close in the wildupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:20:00

CNN films gorillas up close in Rwanda - one of three countries where mountain gorillas can be observed in the wild.

Report: Rebels cleared in plane crash that sparked Rwandan genocideupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:04:00

The missile that brought down the plane carrying the president of Rwanda more than 17 years ago was fired from a camp controlled by his own ethnic group and not by Tutsi rebels, attorneys for the rebels said Wednesday.

Rwanda tribunal sentences 2 to life over genocideupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 07:29:00

Two key organizers of Rwanda's 1994 genocide were sentenced by a United Nations tribunal to life in prison Wednesday for their role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, a U.N. statement said.

War crimes court affirms decision to release alleged Rwandan rebel leaderupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 15:24:00

Alleged Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana is one step closer to freedom after judges at the International Criminal Court rejected an appeal by the chief prosecutor Tuesday to halt his release.

ICC orders the release of an alleged Rwandan rebel leaderupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 21:32:00

The International Criminal Court has dismissed charges against Callixte Mbarushimana, an alleged Rwandan rebel leader, and ordered his release.

Former Rwanda mayor jailed over genocideupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 05:41:00

A former mayor in Rwanda has been convicted of genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity over the deaths of 2,000 Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide, the U.N.-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said Thursday.

France will not extradite former Rwandan leader's widowupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:11:00

A French appeals court on Wednesday rejected a Rwandan request to extradite the widow of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose assassination sparked the 1994 genocide.

Conflict minerals of Congoupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 12:30:00

Walking through the jungle in the dead of night with a group of Rwandan rebels best known for their expertise at rape and murder wasn't exactly what we had planned for our first trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. All we wanted was to make a little film about the controversy surrounding the so-called conflict minerals that make our cell phones work, drop a couple Conrad references, and drink a Primus. Just one Primus.

Amanpour's shameful moment in journalismupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:59:00

Christiane Amanpour tells CNN's Piers Morgan about missing the mark in Rwanda.

Ex-Rwanda minister jailed for life on genocide and rape countsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:59:00

A former Rwandan minister has been jailed for life for genocide and incitement to rape at the United Nations-backed court for Rwanda in Tanzania.

Rwandan filmmakers at Tribecaupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 09:33:00

Director, Kivu Ruhorahoza talks about his film set in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide "Grey Matter."

Tales of war and hope: Movies help Rwanda healupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 09:33:00

A group of young Rwandan movie directors are making their mark on the world stage, and helping to heal the wounds of the country's troubled past.

Entrepreneur in an unusual businessupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 08:44:00

His name is Sina Gerard but some call him "Mr. Everything". He's one of Rwanda?s most successful entrepreneurs.

Millionaire who built business empire on chili sauceupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 08:44:00

A maverick entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, Sina Gerard is probably Rwanda's most famous businessman. Having established a business empire from the bottom up, he's now training local farmers to help make Rwanda an agricultural exporter.

Former Rwandan army chief gets 30 years for genocideupdated: Tue May 17 2011 11:40:00

A war crimes tribunal for Rwanda sentenced the African nation's former army chief to 30 years in prison Tuesday for his part in the 1994 genocide that killed 800,000 people.

'Exploding lake' could power economic 'revolution'updated: Wed May 04 2011 09:36:00

Spanning the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the serene waters of Lake Kivu hide a deadly secret.

Using volcanoes as viable energy sourceupdated: Wed May 04 2011 09:36:00

One company turns the dangerous gas from a Congolese volcano into a viable energy source. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

2 alleged Rwandan rebel leaders face war crime charges in Germanyupdated: Wed May 04 2011 09:00:00

Two Rwandan rebel leaders went on trial in Germany on Wednesday on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and being members of a foreign terrorist group, a court statement said.

Rwandan hospital builds hopeupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:09:00

Inside Africa reports on how Rwanda's Butaro Hospital is transforming the local health system.

Rwanda saving lives of mothers and babiesupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:09:00

Childbirth is the number-one killer of young to middle-aged women in developing countries, and one of the worst-affected countries is Rwanda, where maternal mortality rates have been dire.

Rwanda makes 'landmark' pledge to rescue environmentupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 06:57:00

In what has been described by environmental groups as a "world first" for a developing country, Rwanda has said it will make sustaining its environment a national priority.

Rwandan genocide survivor teaches forgivenessupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 09:43:00

When the small African nation of Rwanda descended into chaos in April 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza and seven other Tutsi women hid for their lives in a tiny, secret bathroom of a Hutu minister.

Cherie Blair lays down the law for African justiceupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 05:23:00

The law of the land could be fuel for growth -- at least that's the hope of the Africa Justice Foundation, which launched earlier this month.

Cherie Blair on Africa's legal systemupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 05:23:00

CNN's Max Foster sits down with Cherie Blair, a leading barrister looking to strengthen Africa's legal system.

Rwandan rebel leader to face war crimes chargesupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 11:43:00

An exiled Rwandan rebel leader is being transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

New Rwandan genocide archive opensupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 18:39:00

The Genocide Archive of Rwanda opened its doors to the public Friday at the Kigali Genocide Memorial grounds in the country's capital, offering an in-depth look at the horrors of the country's 1994 genocide.

'Hotel Rwanda' hero denies sending money to rebelsupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 06:10:00

A man depicted as a hero in the movie "Hotel Rwanda" on Thursday slammed accusations by Rwandan authorities that he helped fund a rebel group.

Raped women used as pawns in Congo warupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 04:50:00

Quiet, remote and beautiful villages have become the scene for unspeakable horror as women are raped as a weapon in war.

Rwandan rebel leader arrested in Franceupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 13:52:00

A Rwandan rebel leader was arrested Monday in Paris, France, under an International Criminal Court warrant involving mass rape and other crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the court announced.

U.N. releases 'heartbreaking' human rights report on Congoupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 12:56:00

The United Nations issued a report Friday detailing human rights violations such as killings and rapes over a 10-year period in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- a massive document that a Congolese diplomat calls "detailed," "credible" and "heartbreaking."

Rwanda to keep its peacekeepers in placeupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 22:37:00

Rwanda will not pull its troops from U.N. peacekeeping missions despite a leaked draft report that accused Rwandan soldiers of genocide in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame told the U.N. secretary-general Sunday.

Rwanda's Kagame rejects as 'absurd' genocide assertionsupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 03:33:00

The president of Rwanda on Thursday denied as "absurd" reports that Tutsis entered the Democratic Republic of Congo over the course of 10 years and massacred Hutu refugees there.

Connector of the Day: Paul Kagameupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 03:33:00

Becky Anderson talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame about accusations of genocide by Rwandan troops in the Congo.

Court in France orders release of man held in Rwandan genocideupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 09:59:00

A court in France ordered the release of a Rwandan physician accused of taking part in the 1994 genocide in his country, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Rwanda complains to UN chief about war crimes reportupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 20:30:00

Rwandan President Paul Kagame met Wednesday with visiting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after Rwanda protested a leaked draft U.N. report that accuses troops from the central African nation of widespread violations of human rights.

Rwandan president sworn in for second termupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 07:51:00

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been sworn in for a second seven-year term.

Does paying to protect the environment work?updated: Sun Aug 29 2010 23:47:00

One of the biggest dilemmas for conservationists is that preserving the environment often conflicts with the needs of the poorest communities who live there.

U.N. report accuses Rwanda of massacre in Congoupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 12:06:00

The Rwandan military and an allied rebel group massacred ethnic Hutus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, says a leaked draft report commissioned by the United Nations.

Rwanda's rising actsupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 10:50:00

With the help of a new record label, some Rwandan artists are making their voices heard.

Rwandan reggae spreads musical message of peaceupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 10:50:00

Rwanda's not a nation typically recognized for its music scene. But if you spend a little time there you'll find a selection of talented musicians ready to emerge.

Minister defends Rwandan recordupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 08:46:00

CNN's Jim Clancy asks Rwanda's foreign minister about the country's record on human rights ahead of the August 9 vote.

Kagame wins re-election in Rwanda, official results showupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 08:46:00

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has won re-election with 93 percent of the vote, with all districts counted, the Rwandan National Electoral Commission said Wednesday.

Rwandans vote for presidentupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 03:08:00

Journalist Steve Terrill provides insight into Rwanda's presidential election.

Rwandans hit the polls in presidential election; Kagame favored to winupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 03:08:00

Polling stations closed by mid-afternoon Monday in Rwanda, but most people had finished voting by early morning in the country's second presidential election since the 1994 genocide.

Kagame heading for a landslide win in Rwanda, observers sayupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 15:20:00

President Paul Kagame is poised to win another seven-year term by a landslide in Rwanda's elections, electoral observers said Tuesday.

South Africa recalls ambassador to Rwandaupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 10:46:00

The South African government has recalled its ambassador to Rwanda as diplomatic fallout over a suspected assassination attempt in Johannesburg continues.

Mobile phones help save livesupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 11:39:00

How a Rwandan village is using cell phones to help save lives, one text message at a time.

Cell phones save lives in Rwandan villagesupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 11:39:00

The Rwandan government is giving out hundreds of cell phones in an attempt to save pregnant women and babies.

Why women are economic backbone of Rwandaupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 01:48:00

Six days a week Bernadette Ndizigiye puts her skillful hands to work. Stretched out on the floor of an empty classroom in Kigali, Ndizigiye and 20 other women weave baskets to earn their keep. Her job at the Agaseke Project, a government run cooperative, has earned Ndizigiye a steady wage, her first savings account, and a taste of financial empowerment.

Weaving out of povertyupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 01:48:00

In Rwanda, a group of twenty women are weaving their way out of poverty as part of a government run cooperative.

Independent probe of Rwanda politician's death urgedupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 05:51:00

A human rights group Wednesday urged the Rwandan government to let independent experts conduct an autopsy on an opposition leader killed weeks before the election.

Uganda tricked Rwandans into trucks and deported them, UN saysupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 05:19:00

A top Ugandan official on Monday defended a decision to load hundreds of Rwandans in trucks and forcibly return them home in an operation condemned as illegal by the United Nations.

Opposition politician found dead in Rwandaupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 11:44:00

A Rwandan opposition politician was found dead Wednesday after he went missing the day before, according to an official with the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda.

Ugandan police arrest Rwandan genocide suspectupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 16:13:00

A fugitive Rwandan clergyman wanted for his role in the 1994 genocide has been arrested in Uganda, a police spokesman told CNN Friday.

Conflict of unimaginable savageryupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 10:34:00

Paul Rusesabagina, saved the lives of 1,200 people during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 but tells CNN he's no hero.

Hotel Rwanda hero: Rwanda is a volcano waiting to eruptupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 10:34:00

The hotel manager who saved the lives of more than 1,200 Rwandans during the 1994 genocide has warned that the country remains in the grip of ethnic tensions that could "erupt anytime."

The 'quiet' hero of Rwanda's genocideupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 14:06:00

Paul Rusesabagina has been called a hero, a life-saver, even a godsend.

Rwandan team's remarkable tripupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 07:25:00

CNN's Andrew Stevens shares the story of a Rwandan rugby team and their journey to the pitch in Hong Kong.

Hong Konger turns rugby passion into Rwanda visionupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 07:25:00

The way David Hughes tells it, his life was humming along nicely on a normal, if a little dull, career trajectory. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Hughes worked as a surveyor, traveling to petrol stations in the United Kingdom.

Rwandan president rejects human rights criticismupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 20:09:00

Rwandan President Paul Kagame hit back Monday at human rights activists who say he's behaving like an autocrat and fueling a bloody civil war in Rwanda's neighbor, Congo.

Former Rwandan leader's wife faces genocide chargesupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 10:41:00

The widow of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, whose assassination sparked the 1994 genocide, was arrested Tuesday in Paris on a Rwandan warrant, French and Rwandan officials said.

Rwanda: Then and nowupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 21:24:00

One man tells his story of barely surviving the Rwandan genocide and becoming a member of parliament.

Former Rwanda official warns of violenceupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 21:24:00

A former speaker of the Rwandan parliament warned that his country could again descend into chaos and violence, 15 years after the genocide that killed as many as 1 million people.

Rwanda genocide suspect arrested, extraditedupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 12:14:00

Police in Uganda have arrested and extradited a man who is among the most wanted suspects from the Rwandan genocide.

Rwanda: 100 days that changed historyupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 03:37:00

Fifteen years ago this month, Rwanda declared a cease-fire in a genocide that left more than 800,000 dead. In the attacks that started in April 1994, Hutu militias and members of the general population sought out Tutsis and moderate Hutus -- and went on a 100-day killing rampage.

Former Rwandan governor convicted of genocideupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 06:50:00

A United Nations court convicted a former governor of Rwanda to life in prison for his role in a 1994 genocide that left about 800,000 dead in the central African country.

15 years later, Rwanda remembers the massacreupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 02:36:00

Crowds gathered in somber reflection near the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Tuesday, marking the 15th anniversary of the start of a 100-day genocidal massacre in Rwanda in which an estimated 800,000 people were brutally killed.

Tears mark 15th anniversary of Rwanda genocideupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:43:00

The 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda brought American U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to tears as she reflected on her personal memories surrounding the slaughter.

Congo to rebels: Surrender nowupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 14:28:00

The Congolese government is broadcasting messages to Rwandan rebels within its borders demanding they surrender, the Democratic Republic of Congo's communications minister told CNN on Sunday.

Nine Hutus slain in fighting Rwanda-Congo forcesupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 22:09:00

Nine Hutu tribal fighters and several Rwandan and Congolese troops were killed in fighting in eastern Congo, a United Nations spokesman said, as the two governments continued an unprecedented partnership to combat ethnic violence.

U.N.: Rwandan troops in Congo for joint operationupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 21:39:00

Rwandan troops have crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo to prepare for a joint operation with Congolese forces against a Hutu militia, the United Nations said.

Trio found guilty of Rwandan genocideupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 09:27:00

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on Thursday convicted the "mastermind" of the Rwandan genocide and sentenced him to life in prison for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

'Truth does not set you free'updated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:41:00

A child of Holocaust survivors, author Leon Wieseltier talks about the world's response to genocide with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

Rwanda victim forgivesupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:29:00

A woman whose family was slaughtered in the Rwanda genocide says she has reconciled with the killer.

Rwandan held in Germany over 1994 assassinationupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 09:38:00

A top aide to the Rwandan president is in German custody for her alleged role in a 1994 assassination that sparked the Rwandan genocide, the German Foreign Ministry said Monday. Scarlett Johansson Visits AIDS Clinics in Rwandaupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 14:30:00

"It was important for me to come here and see the issues we're up against firsthand," the actress says

Spanish judge indicts 40 Rwandan military officers for genocide updated: Wed Feb 06 2008 09:34:00

A Spanish judge Wednesday indicted 40 current or former Rwandan military officers for several counts of genocide and human rights abuses during the 1990s when several million Rwandans died or disappeared.

Anderson Cooper: Gorillas in midst of murderupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 11:37:00

You hear them before you actually see them.

Death penalty numbers upupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 23:08:00

Even though more countries are renouncing the death penalty, more people were put to death last year -- 5,628 -- than in the past two years, an anti-death penalty group reported Thursday.

American woman had 300 Rwandan childrenupdated: Sat Jan 27 2007 01:12:00

She never had children of her own. But more than 300 children in Rwanda call her their mother.

Fortune: The next 900-pound gorilla of tourism?updated: Mon Oct 02 2006 13:48:00

Three years ago, when Rwanda launched a tourism campaign, the idea seemed far-fetched. Hotels and restaurants were grungy. Only one carrier flew direct to Rwanda from Europe. And memories of the 19...

Business 2.0: From crop to cupupdated: Mon Jul 31 2006 13:46:00

Rwanda's coffee industry can't keep up with demand - and that's where you come in.

The laughter of children carries Rwanda's hope updated: Mon Jul 24 2006 07:48:00

Vast Lake Kivu sparkles, with its waves and lush islands. It conjures up visions of a tropical paradise, perhaps somewhere in the South Pacific.

Swedish coach is sacked by Rwandaupdated: Mon Oct 31 2005 12:37:00

Rwanda have dismissed Swedish coach Roger Palmgren after their failure to win a match over the last 12 months, officials confirmed on Monday.

Tension builds between Rwanda, DRCupdated: Sun Jun 20 2004 19:14:00

Thousands of Congolese troops have crossed from the western region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the east, a deployment Rwandan Foreign Minister Charles Muligande says could portend an attack on his country.

West 'guilty' over Rwanda genocideupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 07:09:00

Western powers bear "criminal responsibility" for Rwanda's 1994 genocide because they did not attempt to stop it, the commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the country at the time has said.

Amanpour: Looking back at Rwanda genocideupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 05:58:00

With machetes, machine guns and clubs, Hutu extremists on their murderous rampage killed nearly a million people in just 100 days.

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