Rwanda: No hero’s welcome
06 September 2020 | 6:52 am
"It's complicated" best sums up the situation in Rwanda, where Paul Rusesabagina, a hero to the West, but controversial at home, was arrested for terrorism by a regime whose record on human rights is less than stellar.
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France and Germany are now also accusing Rwanda of backing the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A UN report said there was solid evidence of Rwanda supporting the M23 group, which is accused of waging a campaign of murder, rape, kidnapping and looting.
The refugees accuse Rwanda's government and the UNHCR of starving them to force them to return home. The UN has rejected the accusation, saying it is doing its best to provide aid during difficult economic times.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has threatened to forcefully repatriate Congolese refugees, but can he do that? Can Congolese refugees still expect to find refuge in Rwanda after fleeing the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Amid already high tensions between Kigali and Kinshasa, Rwandan forces fired at a fighter jet from Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday which they accused of violating Rwanda's airspace.
The Rwandan government says it had to take "defensive measures" after a Congolese combat plane violated its airspace. The Democratic Republic of Congo says the incident amounts to an "act of war."
Rwanda-backed rebels stirring ethnic divisions: Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of a dangerous escalation of tension between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as a result of fighting involving a militia that Rwanda is accused of backing.
Pakistan's deputy foreign minister tells DW how NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan has led to an uptick in violence in Pakistan. Hina Rabbani Khar also explains why she isn't optimistic about the future course of relations between India and Pakistan.
Restaurants serving Japan's most famous dish are pushing ahead with prosecutions against people seen interfering with meals for social media likes.
The Government of Rwanda has been promoting the participation of sports to all classes of citizens to leave no one behind. They have introduced new sports and physical practices, such as this new one ‘Street Tennis.’
Police arrested 35 people after they destroyed construction equipment at a training facility referred to as "Cop City." Environmental and anti-police protesters have attacked the site several times.
Rwanda is preparing to host the FIFA Congress on Thursday. The capital city of Kigali will welcome the 73rd congress of world soccer's governing body.
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