5 Apr 2021
Historian Vincent Duclert is the head of the research commission on the French archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He recently handed over to President Emmanuel Macron a highly-awaited report on France's role in the massacres. Duclert explains that "there isn't a single archive... that showed that France wanted to be part of the criminal enterprise". But he adds that by supporting Rwanda's Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana, François Mitterrand-era France bears an immense responsibility: "when you put such an ethnic colour on matters, you end up with a genocide".
3 Apr 2021
An expert commission set up to assess whether France was partly responsible for the Rwandan genocide says France could have done more to stop the killings, but rejected claims the country had been complicit.
5 Feb 2021
With his Rwandan-born wife Dafroza, Alain Gauthier has devoted decades of his life to tracking down genocide suspects who have found refuge in France. So far, the Gauthiers' efforts have led to about 30 legal cases being initiated in France against Rwandan suspects, all of them men. Alain Gauthier used a recent trip to Rwanda to seek testimony against Claude Muhayimana, a former hotel driver in Rwanda who took refuge in France and gained French nationality in 2010. He is accused of having transported militiamen to sites in the west, including the Bisesero region, where massacres were carried out. His trial was due to begin in Paris on February 2 2021, but has been delayed owing to the coronavirus pandemic making it difficult for witnesses to travel.
20 Jan 2021
Mike Pompeo has accused Beijing of genocide a day before president-elect Joe Biden takes office. US-China relations have plunged to the lowest level in decades in the last year of Trump's administration.
2 Oct 2020
A French court rules that the Rwandan man accused of having bankrolled the country's genocide can be transferred to a UN tribunal to stand trial. Félicien Kabuga was arrested near Paris earlier this year after 25 years on the run. Also, Cameroon is accused of becoming increasingly repressive as hundreds of opposition protesters remain in jail following their arrest at anti-government demonstrations last week. And several people appear in court in Paris after trying to take African artwork from a museum in the French capital.
1 Oct 2020
Felicien Kabuga allegedly financed and helped orchestrate the murder of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis. He evaded justice for 25 years until he was caught outside Paris earlier this year. He will face a UN tribunal.
1 Sep 2020
Rusesabagina's role in saving refugees during the 1994 genocide inspired an Oscar-nominated film. He has more recently been known for his criticism of the Rwandan government.
25 Jul 2020
Berlin authorities have banned a rally of the coronavirus conspiracy theorist Attila Hildmann. The vegan chef claims Adolf Hitler was a "blessing" compared to Angela Merkel, accusing her of preparing a global genocide.
28 May 2020
After two decades on the run, a Rwandan suspect in the genocide against the Tutsis has appeared on front of a French court. Felicien Kabuga says all charges he faces are lies. and in Cameroon Covid19 has upset the financial situation in the country. A drop in international money transfers is affecting many families. And finally Nolywood is back in action, Nigerian cinemas remain closed but the film industry is finding ways to creep back to work.
10 Dec 2019
The once-internationally respected leader is in the Hague to defend against accusations of genocide. The Gambia is leading the case against the country, asking the court to invoke emergency measures.
11 Nov 2019
During the genocide, the international community did not intervene, but afterwards it set up an 'international court'. Did the court dispense justice? Opinions are divided, and 'some' survivors are waiting for justice.
19 Oct 2019
An Iraqi man faces a charge of genocide in Germany, accused of chaining up a Yazidi girl and letting the 5-year-old die of thirst. He and his wife, a German national, are believed to be part of the "Islamic State" group.