Rwanda

US threatens Rwandan President Kagame over support for Congolese rebels

By Eddie Haywood, 2 August 2012

The US Office of Global Justice warned the Rwandan government last week that it could face prosecution on war crimes charges.

Rwandan general sentenced for role in 1994 genocide

By Susan Garth, 24 May 2011

Augustin Bizimungu, head of the Rwandan army at the time of the 1994 genocide, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Tensions emerge between Rwanda and Western backers

By Linda Slattery and Ann Talbot, 26 August 2010

Tensions began to emerge between President Paul Kagame and his Western backers in the course of the recent elections.

French President Sarkozy’s visit to Rwanda

By Anthony Torres, 12 April 2010

French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid a brief visit on February 25 to the Rwanda capital Kigali, to meet Rwandan president Paul Kagamé. This visit took place 15 years after the 1994 genocide of the Tutsis by Hutu tribal forces, supported by France, which claimed 800,000 victims.

A reply to correspondence on the Rwandan genocide

By Chris Talbot, 13 February 2009

The World Socialist Web Site has received two letters strenuously objecting to our line on the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994, when hundreds of thousands of Rwandans identified as Tutsis were killed by Hutu militias.

Letters on Rwanda

13 February 2009

A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site on Rwanda.

Rwanda: Perpetrators of genocide jailed

By Linda Slattery, 6 January 2009

The International Criminal Tribunal to investigate the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994 against the minority Tutsis has passed a sentence of life imprisonment against General Theoneste Bagasora for his role in the slaughter.