Army troops and rebels clashed on Wednesday in the violence-ridden eastern part of Congo, threatening to undermine an already fragile stability.
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.
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.
Eric Kabera is the producer of the Rwanda's first ever acclaimed feature film, '100 Days".
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.
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.
Errol Barnett comes face to face with Rwanda's mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park.
Take a journey of discovery to north western Rwanda in search of the majestic mountain gorilla.
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.
Her parents murdered in Rwanda's genocide, one young woman builds new life through radio. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.
The people in Rwanda do not want the world to forget what happened there 18 years ago. They certainly haven't.
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.
CNN films gorillas up close in Rwanda - one of three countries where mountain gorillas can be observed in the wild.
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.
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.
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.
The International Criminal Court has dismissed charges against Callixte Mbarushimana, an alleged Rwandan rebel leader, and ordered his release.
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.
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.
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.
Christiane Amanpour tells CNN's Piers Morgan about missing the mark in Rwanda.
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.
Director, Kivu Ruhorahoza talks about his film set in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide "Grey Matter."
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.
His name is Sina Gerard but some call him "Mr. Everything". He's one of Rwanda?s most successful entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
Spanning the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the serene waters of Lake Kivu hide a deadly secret.
One company turns the dangerous gas from a Congolese volcano into a viable energy source. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
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.
Inside Africa reports on how Rwanda's Butaro Hospital is transforming the local health system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Max Foster sits down with Cherie Blair, a leading barrister looking to strengthen Africa's legal system.
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.
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.
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.
Quiet, remote and beautiful villages have become the scene for unspeakable horror as women are raped as a weapon in war.
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.
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 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.
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.
Becky Anderson talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame about accusations of genocide by Rwandan troops in the Congo.
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.
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 Paul Kagame has been sworn in for a second seven-year term.
One of the biggest dilemmas for conservationists is that preserving the environment often conflicts with the needs of the poorest communities who live there.
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.
With the help of a new record label, some Rwandan artists are making their voices heard.
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.
CNN's Jim Clancy asks Rwanda's foreign minister about the country's record on human rights ahead of the August 9 vote.
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.
Journalist Steve Terrill provides insight into Rwanda's presidential election.
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.
President Paul Kagame is poised to win another seven-year term by a landslide in Rwanda's elections, electoral observers said Tuesday.
The South African government has recalled its ambassador to Rwanda as diplomatic fallout over a suspected assassination attempt in Johannesburg continues.
How a Rwandan village is using cell phones to help save lives, one text message at a time.
The Rwandan government is giving out hundreds of cell phones in an attempt to save pregnant women and babies.
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.
In Rwanda, a group of twenty women are weaving their way out of poverty as part of a government run cooperative.
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.
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.
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.
A fugitive Rwandan clergyman wanted for his role in the 1994 genocide has been arrested in Uganda, a police spokesman told CNN Friday.
Paul Rusesabagina, saved the lives of 1,200 people during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 but tells CNN he's no hero.
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."
Paul Rusesabagina has been called a hero, a life-saver, even a godsend.
CNN's Andrew Stevens shares the story of a Rwandan rugby team and their journey to the pitch in Hong Kong.
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 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.
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.
One man tells his story of barely surviving the Rwandan genocide and becoming a member of parliament.
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.
Police in Uganda have arrested and extradited a man who is among the most wanted suspects from the Rwandan genocide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A child of Holocaust survivors, author Leon Wieseltier talks about the world's response to genocide with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
A woman whose family was slaughtered in the Rwanda genocide says she has reconciled with the killer.
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.
"It was important for me to come here and see the issues we're up against firsthand," the actress says
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.
You hear them before you actually see them.
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.
She never had children of her own. But more than 300 children in Rwanda call her their mother.
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...
Rwanda's coffee industry can't keep up with demand - and that's where you come in.
Vast Lake Kivu sparkles, with its waves and lush islands. It conjures up visions of a tropical paradise, perhaps somewhere in the South Pacific.
Rwanda have dismissed Swedish coach Roger Palmgren after their failure to win a match over the last 12 months, officials confirmed on Monday.
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.
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.
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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