Swedish court upholds life term for Rwanda-born man in 1994 genocide

A life sentence for a Rwandan-born man found guilty of genocide, murder and other crimes during the 1994 ethnic massacres in the central African country was upheld Wednesday by a Swedish appellate court.

Rwanda opens criminal inquiry into France's role in genocide

Rwanda has opened a criminal inquiry into 20 French officials suspected of playing a role in the east African country’s 1994 genocide that left 800,000 people dead, Prosecutor General Richard Muhumuza said.

US extradites academic suspected of role in Rwandan genocide

A Rwandan genocide suspect arrived back in his home country Wednesday after being deported by the United States, witnesses said.

Rwanda locks up poor and homeless to "hide" them, rights group says

Rwanda is keeping poor people out of sight by locking them up in “transit centres” around the country, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

African countries pledge to cooperate with Israel against terrorism

Six African countries pledged to cooperate with Israel against international terrorism, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a new era Monday in relations with Africa as he kicked off a four-day African tour in Uganda.

Netanyahu arrives in Uganda on anniversary of Israeli hostage rescue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived for what he described as a historic visit to Uganda on Monday, kicking off a four-country tour of Africa on the 40th anniversary of Israel's Entebbe hostage rescue operation.

Dozens dead, hundreds homeless after landslides in northern Rwanda

Landslides caused by heavy rains over the weekend have killed at least 49 people and left hundreds homeless in northern Rwanda, officials said Monday.

Police: Rwanda holding several Islamic State suspects

Several suspects believed to have recruited fighters for Islamic State are being held in Rwanda, police said on Saturday, one week after an Islamic cleric with suspected links to the terrorist militia was shot and killed in Kigali.