France’s President Emmanuel Macron seeks forgiveness from Rwanda over 1994 genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron said he recognised his country’s role in the Rwandan genocide and hoped for forgiveness at a memorial in Kigali on Thursday, seeking to reset relations after years of Rwandan accusations that France was complicit in the 1994 atrocities. “Only those who went through that night can perhaps forgive, and in doing… Read More France’s President Emmanuel Macron seeks forgiveness from Rwanda over 1994 genocide

Rwanda says France played role in enabling 1994 genocide

France was aware that a genocide was being prepared in Rwanda ahead of the 1994 killings and the French government bore a significant responsibility for enabling it, the Rwandan government said in a report published on Monday. Between April and July of 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered, mainly from the ethnic Tutsi minority but… Read More Rwanda says France played role in enabling 1994 genocide

U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, authorities in Kigali said. During the genocide between April and July of 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered, mainly from the ethnic Tutsi minority… Read More U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide financier Felicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

A French court on Wednesday approved the transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga to a United Nations tribunal. Kabuga has been indicted by U.N. prosecutors for genocide and incitement to commit genocide. He is accused of financing and arming ethnic Hutu militias that massacred 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994. Kabuga was arrested… Read More French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide financier Felicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

Rwanda genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga appears before French court

Felicien Kabuga, accused of funding the 1994 Rwandan genocide, appeared before a French court on Wednesday, four days after his arrest following a quarter of a century on the run. In his first appearance in public in more than two decades, the octogenarian was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair, dressed in jeans and… Read More Rwanda genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga appears before French court

French authorities arrest Rwandan genocide financier Felicien Kabuga

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said. The 84-year-old, who is Rwanda’s most-wanted man and had a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, was living under a false… Read More French authorities arrest Rwandan genocide financier Felicien Kabuga