Volcano eruption evacuees receive emergency aid in DRC and Rwanda
04 June 2021 | 11:59 am
In tonight's edition: the Nyiragongo volcano in DR Congo has been spewing ash for almost a fortnight, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee the city of Goma. Also, Mali has been suspended from the African Union after a second coup in nine months. The bloc is also threatening sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored in Bamako. And French Prime Minister Jean Castex has begun a two-day visit to Tunisia. Talks will focus on the economy, security issues and migration.
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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.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman tours potential migrant housing in Rwanda as asylum deal remains mired in legal challenges. The UK-Rwanda plan was agreed in April 2022, and was intended to send people seeking asylum or claiming refugee status in the UK processed and settled in Africa - but no one has yet made the trip.
Paul Rusesabagina, whose efforts to save people during the 1994 genocide inspired the Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda," has arrived in the US following his release from a Rwandan prison.
The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” and was freed by Rwanda last week from a terrorism sentence returned Wednesday to the United States and joined his family after being held for more than two years.
Rwanda's president Paul Kagame arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry on Monday, where he was greeted by military leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
While visiting West Africa, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said that Russia had the right to be anywhere in Africa ― as much as any other country. He also accused the West of dragging Africa into its own political issues.
Angola’s president Joao Lorenco told FRANCE 24 that he did not think an all-out war between Rwanda and DRC was on the horizon. He said he was hopeful that his mediation efforts to restore peace in the DRC's east would bear fruit. He explained that the M23 rebel group was upholding a ceasefire reached a few weeks ago and that the next step was for the group to be cantoned and disarmed.
The trial has opened of a suspect in the Rwandan genocide who fled to France. Former military policeman Philippe Hategekimana allegedly set up roadblocks to identify ethnic Tutsis, who would be murdered.
Fulgence Kayishema, a former police officer who is suspected of orchestrating the murder of thousands at a church massacre in 1994 in Rwanda, is arrested in a South African vineyard. Also, May 25 marks both the 60th anniversary of the African Union and Africa Day, a double reason to celebrate and contemplate how to overcome the challenges facing the continent.
The referral is the second time the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed to the ICC, after an initial referral in 2004 that convicted three former militia leaders.
President Paul Kagame's government wants to free thousands of prisoners convicted for the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. It says the move aims to ease overcrowding in prisons and foster reintegration and reconciliation.
Dissident Paul Rusesabagina thanked the US for its efforts to release him from prison earlier this year. His made new criticisms of the Rwandan government in a video to mark the 61st anniversary of Rwanda's independence.
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