DR Congo accuses Rwanda of ‘invasion’ as rebels attack town
20 June 2022 | 5:10 am
Rebels from the M23 group in DR Congo seized the border town of Bunagana, according to local activists. The Congolese army accused Rwanda of launching an invasion.
17 Apr 2022
British Premier Boris Johnson has announced a proposal to send unauthorized migrants to Rwanda for processing. The African country has in the past been slammed for a range of human rights violations.
17 Apr 2022
Rwanda has struck a £120 million deal with the UK to take in asylum seekers that arrive in Britain illegally. Tens of thousands of people could be resettled under the agreement over the years. Refugee groups have slammed the move as unethical and expensive. Human Rights Watch tells us the move is cynical and unsafe.
29 Apr 2022
Kigali is hitting back at critics, justifying the controversial deal to relocate asylum seekers in Britain to Rwanda. Human rights groups and the United Nations have slammed the agreement as "unethical."
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8 May 2022
Africa's demographic growth is having a considerable impact on the continent's capital cities. Kigali, for example, is set to double its population by 2050. In one of the most densely populated areas in the world, authorities are trying to organise this growth in terms of urban planning and economics. Rwanda, which holds great ambitions on the continent, has plans to turn Kigali into Africa’s major international hub of business and finance.
8 May 2022
DR Congo marks one year since President Tshi-shékédi placed the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri under martial law. We take stock of the long lasting security measures in the country's east. Also the programme: a Senegalese court decides on the fate of six midwives, fter the death of a pregnant woman. And France 24 interviews of Kenyan sporting legend Kip Keino.
9 May 2022
DR Congo marks one year since President Tshi-shékédi placed the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri under martial law. We take stock of the long-lasting security measures in the country's east. Also on the programme: a Senegalese court decides on the fate of six midwives after the death of a pregnant woman. Finally, we interview Kenyan sporting legend Kip Keino.
24 May 2022
A Rwandan government official has said the first 50 asylum seekers, sent from the UK under a controversial scheme, could arrive by the end of the May.
28 May 2022
Rwanda has said the Congolese military shelled Musanze district in the north of the country, wounding several civilians.
25 May 2022
Clashes between the Congolese armed forces and the M23 militia group have sent thousands of people over the border to Rwanda seeking shelter. Meanwhile, the UK and Rwanda are to settle 50 undocumented migrants who arrived on British shores in the Rwandan capital Kigali; we take a closer look. And Zimbabwe wants to sidestep international conventions to sell its $600 million stockpile in black market ivory – not without controversy.
4 Jun 2022
The British government has said the first flight of asylum seekers being sent to Rwanda under a controversial scheme will take place on June 14.
5 Jun 2022
Anti-Rwanda protests hit Congolese cities, accusing Kigali of backing the M23 rebel group. Two Rwandan soldiers have however been released in peace talks mediated by Angola. Also, hundreds of Sudanese protesters have demanded the dismissal of the United Nations mission chief, who is working to resolve a political crisis sparked by last year's military coup. And Pritzker Prize winner Diebedo Francis Kéré is given a hero's welcome on a trip back to Ouagadougou.
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