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Hotel Rwanda 'hero' admits forming armed group behind deadly attacks

Paul Rusesabagina, the polarising hero of the "Hotel Rwanda" film, admitted to a Kigali court on Friday that he had formed an armed group but denied any role in their crimes. Mr. Rusesabagina is famed for his depiction in the movie in which he is shown to have saved hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, which left some 800,000 dead. After years in exile, where he has become a fierce government critic, he appeared under arrest in Rwanda last month, after apparently being lured into a privat...
Tags: News, Burundi, Rwanda, Kigali, FLN National Liberation Front, FLN, Paul Rusesabagina, National Liberation Front FLN, Rusesabagina, Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change MRCD


Explore the global markets of micromobility at TC Sessions: Mobility

While electric scooters first launched at scale in the U.S., they quickly made their way overseas. Now, there’s a bustling electric scooter market in Europe, China, Latin America and one that’s growing in parts of Africa. At TC Sessions: Mobility on October 6 & 7, we’ll explore the journey of electric scooters and bikes from the U.S. to a number of countries across Europe all the way to Rwanda in Africa with Spin co-founder Euwyn Poon, Gura Ride founder Tony Adesina and Voi co-founder Fredrik Hj...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Ford, Scooters, Bird, Rwanda, Lagos Nigeria, Kigali, Adesina


Daughter of Hotel Rwanda dissident criticises Belgium's response to arrest

Paul Rusesabagina ‘visited once’ by Belgian official since alleged kidnap in DubaiThe alleged rendition and detention of a Rwandan human rights activist has prompted only a tepid political response from his adopted home of Belgium, according to the activist’s daughter, who said it called into question the value of European citizenship for political prisoners.Paul Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, is alleged to have been forcibly taken from Dubai to Kigali, where...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Law, Africa, World news, Dubai, Belgium, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Carine Kanimba


‘Kidnapped’ Hotel Rwanda dissident appears in court on terror charges

Prosecutors allege Paul Rusesabagina was leader of rebel group responsible for deadly attacks Paul Rusesabagina, a businessman whose role in saving more than 1,000 lives inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, has appeared in court in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, facing charges of terrorism and murder.Rwandan authorities have accused Rusesabagina of being “the founder, leader, sponsor and member of violent, armed, extremist terror outfits … operating out of various places in the region and abroad”. The dis...
Tags: Africa, World news, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Rusesabagina


‘Kidnapped’ Hotel Rwanda dissident appears in court on terror changes

Prosecutors allege Paul Rusesabagina was leader of rebel group responsible for deadly attacks Paul Rusesabagina, a businessman whose role in saving more than 1,000 lives inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, has appeared in court in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, to face charges of terrorism and murder.The family of Rusesabagina, who is an outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame, have accused the east African country’s authorities of kidnapping the 66-year-old from Dubai earlier this month and denying hi...
Tags: Africa, World news, Dubai, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Rusesabagina


'They want to shut down his voice': how did Hotel Rwanda hero end up on trial?

Paul Rusesabagina is credited with saving 1,200 people during the 1994 genocide. But until last month he had not returnedUntil late August, there was nothing exceptional about Paul Rusesabagina’s summer. For months, the 66-year-old had done little more than sit on the porch of his home in Texas, water his plants, telephone his children and chat with neighbours. A cancer survivor, he worried about Covid-19 and carefully observed the measures recommended to avoid catching the virus. His weeks pass...
Tags: Texas, Human Rights, Africa, World news, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Rusesabagina


From Texan porch to Kigali court: a Rwandan dissident's mystery journey

How did Paul Rusesabagina, credited with saving 1,200 people during the 1994 genocide, end up on trial in Rwanda?Until late August, there was nothing exceptional about Paul Rusesabagina’s summer. For months, the 66-year-old had done little more than sit on the porch of his home in Texas, water his plants, telephone his children and chat with neighbours. A cancer survivor, he worried about Covid-19 and carefully observed the measures recommended to avoid catching the virus. His weeks passed witho...
Tags: Texas, Human Rights, Africa, World news, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Rusesabagina


UN urged to intervene in case of detained Hotel Rwanda dissident

Lawyers for Paul Rusesabagina, who is detained in Kigali, say he faces serious risk of tortureLawyers for Paul Rusesabagina have called on a UN investigator to immediately intervene in the case of the human rights activist – and inspiration behind the film Hotel Rwanda – who is being detained in Rwanda and is alleged to face a “serious risk of torture”.The letter to Nils Melzer, the special rapporteur on torture, comes one week after Rusesabagina, a prominent critic of the Rwandan president, Pau...
Tags: Africa, World news, Dubai, Un, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Nils Melzer, Rusesabagina


Rwanda dissidents suspect Paul Rusesabagina was under surveillance

Movements of ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ arrested in Kigali may have been closely tracked by spyware say supportersRwandan dissidents say they suspect that Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration behind the film Hotel Rwanda, was hacked or otherwise tracked using surveillance technology in the days before his arrest this week by the Rwandan government, raising questions about the country’s alleged use of spyware.Rusesabagina, 66, who won international acclaim for saving 1,200 Rwandans during the country’s ge...
Tags: Africa, World news, Dubai, Uae, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Rusesabagina


Rwandan government accused of abducting Paul Rusesabagina

Inspiration of the film Hotel Rwanda has been paraded in handcuffs in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, after being taken in DubaiThe family of Paul Rusesabagina, a businessman whose role in saving more than 1,000 lives inspired the film Hotel Rwanda, have accused the east African country’s authorities of kidnapping the 66-year-old from Dubai.On Monday, Rusesabagina, who is an outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame, was paraded in handcuffs by Rwandan investigators before media in the capital, Kigali...
Tags: Film, Africa, World news, Dubai, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Kigali Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Rusesabagina


Hotel Rwanda hero kidnapped from Dubai, says daughter

Paul Rusesabagina, who appeared in handcuffs in Kigali on Monday, has been living outside Rwanda since 1996The man portrayed in the film Hotel Rwanda as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter has said. The appearance of Paul Rusesabagina in handcuffs in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, on Monday prompted concern among some human rights activists who worried that the outspoken critic of Rwanda’s government was the latest example of officials...
Tags: Texas, Film, Africa, US, World news, Dubai, Belgium, Rwanda, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda


'Hotel Rwanda' inspiration Paul Rusesabagina held on terror charges

Rusesabagina’s role saving refugees during 1994 genocide inspired award-winning filmA businessman whose role in saving more than a thousand lives inspired the film Hotel Rwanda has been arrested on terrorism-related charges in the small east African country.Paul Rusesabagina, 66, was the general manager of a luxury hotel in Kigali, the capital, during the 1994 genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed with knives, clubs and other weapons. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Rwanda, Kigali, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Rusesabagina


French researcher wins access to ex-president's Rwanda genocide files

A French researcher won an extended legal battle Friday for access to ex-president Francois Mitterrand’s archives on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses France of having played a role. France's top administrative court, the State Council, ruled the documents would allow researcher and author Francois Graner "to shed light on a debate that is a matter of public interest". The ruling is the latest chapter in a long dispute between France and Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide...
Tags: News, France, Rwanda, State Council, Kigali, Hutu, Francois Mitterrand, Francois Graner


Best museums in Africa

For black people across the diaspora, coming to Africa can be much more than a vacation. Many see it as a pilgrimage, one of returning to the home of their ancestors, so the normal trappings of the average holiday may not be enough for their journey. Visitors to the African continent are frequently there to experience the arts, letters, and history in a way that may not be required of other vacations. Museums of all stripes act as collectors and aggregators of heritage, and on the African con...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Americas, Atlantic, United States, Egypt, Nelson Mandela, Museums, Cape Town, Ethiopia, Mubarak, Beatles, Mauritius, Lucy, Rwanda, Marrakech


Underrated African cities

While Instagram is rife with photos of travelers on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, strolling about Morrocco’s blue city of Chefchaouen, or posing in front of the pyramids at Giza, the African continent is gigantic; there are so many options as far as experiences you can have besides just this small handful of touristy towns. A continent with so many diverse cultures and landscapes, Africa is home to many cities that prospective tourists should keep on their radar. Whether you’ve never co...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Africa, Bower, Egypt, South Africa, Cape Town, Kenya, Mecca, Nile, Istanbul, Niger, Timbuktu, Namibia, Luxor


Comment on french onion tart by Lisa Marler

We’re having a few really cold days here in Kigali and this dish was just perfect. I did have to go to three different stores to find cream but that’s par for the course here. Thanks Jen for a great recipe that I can easily make here.
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Rwandan police chief accused of sexual assault of child refugee at UN centre

Boy, 16, evacuated from Libya under EU scheme, alleges incident took place at Gashora transit facility during coronavirus curfewCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn allegation that a Rwandan police commander sexually assaulted a child refugee has rocked an EU-funded scheme, under which hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers have been evacuated from detention centres in Libya.The allegation was made by a 16-year-old Eritrean boy, who had returned to Gashora transit cent...
Tags: Africa, Eu, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Refugees, Global development, Libya, Un, Migration And Development, Rwanda, Kigali, Gashora, Sexual Violence, Rape and sexual assault


A wet an sombre day in Rwanda

We left the truck at our camping spot on the outskirts of town and headed in to Kigali to visit the Genocide museum. Im sorry to say it is the 1 thing to do and unfortunately Kigali doesnt have too much more to offer other than hills and muddy track
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Rwandan gospel singer and critic of president dies in police cell

Official account of Kizito Mihigo’s death in custody likely to be met with scepticismA popular Rwandan gospel singer who was found guilty in 2015 of conspiracy to murder or harm President Paul Kagame has been found dead in a police cell in the country’s capital, the authorities have said.Kizito Mihigo killed himself in Kigali on Monday, a police statement said. The 38-year-old was an ethnic Tutsi survivor of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 Tutsi died as well as moderate Hutus who tr...
Tags: Music, Africa, World news, Culture, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Tutsi, Kizito Mihigo


Rwandan dissident singer found dead in custody: police

Kizito Mihigo, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide whose songs angered the government of strongman President Paul Kagame, was found dead in a police cell in the capital Kigali around 5am (0200 GMT). Mihigo, who was sentenced to 10 years' jail in 2015 for conspiracy against the government but later released on pardon, was captured trying to cross the border in Rwanda's south. Police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera said he was visited by family members and his lawyer during his detention.
Tags: News, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Kizito Mihigo, John Bosco Kabera


Aqua Rwanda – The First Perfume Made in Sub-Saharan Africa

On the first of August, 2018, the Rwanda based perfume brand AQUA RWANDA was launched in Kigali. The brand presented their eponymous unisex fragrances in two editions; a Perfume Intense and an Eau de Toilette. A month later, the fragrances were offered for purchase in the Duty Free section onboard RwandAir aircrafts and they quickly became the best-seller amongst all fragrances and perfumes. The f... Read full article: Aqua Rwanda – The First Perfume Made in Sub-Saharan Africa from Fragrantica ...
Tags: Fashion, Rwanda, Kigali, Sub Saharan Africa, Fragrantica Perfumes, Eau de Toilette


Boris Johnson: ‘Free trade needs a global champion’

Boris Johnson: ‘Free trade needs a global champion’ In the immediate aftermath of the historic vote for Brexit, many cheered Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, hailing it as a win for freedom, democracy, and subsidiarity. Yet others were quick to claim the move was driven only by populist fear and an inward-looking protectionism. In the years since, however, it has became readily apparent that possibilities for freer trade do, indeed, abound, ...
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#Qatar Airways to Buy Rwandair Stake to Gain African Foothold - Bloomberg

Qatar Airways to Buy Rwandair Stake to Gain African Foothold - Bloomberg:Qatar Airways plans to purchase a 49% stake in Rwanda’s national carrier, stepping up its presence in the market weeks after taking a majority holding in the African country’s new airport.The Gulf airline is investing in Rwandair after identifying Africa as a market with significant potential, Akbar Al Baker, its chief executive officer, said in a briefing at the CAPA Qatar Aviation conference on Wednesday. The holding bein...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Rwanda, Gulf, Qatar Airways, Kigali, Akbar Al Baker, RwandAir, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, al Baker, Foothold Bloomberg, CAPA Qatar Aviation, Bugesera International Airport


Tensions loom over the Great Lakes region

President Félix Tshisekedi should abandon plans to invite neighbouring militaries into the eastern DRC
Tags: Uganda, Article, Yoweri Museveni, Great Lakes, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Paul Kagame, Kigali, Bujumbura, Kale Kayihura, Great Lakes Region, Laurent Nkunda, Kisangani, Felix Tshisekedi, Congrès National pour la Défense du Peuple


Norway opens its doors to 600 people evacuated from Libya to Rwanda

Refugees and asylum seekers who found respite in Rwanda camp after escaping conflict in Libya will be resettled in NorwayHundreds of refugees and asylum seekers evacuated from Libyan detention centres to a transit camp in Rwanda are to be resettled this year in Norway, according to Rwanda’s foreign minister.Speaking at a news conference in Kigali on Wednesday, Rwanda’s foreign minister Vincent Biruta said the African nation was currently hosting more than 300 refugees and asylum seekers at the G...
Tags: World news, Refugees, Global development, Eritrea, Libya, Norway, Migration And Development, Rwanda, Kigali, Gashora, Somalia Sudan, Vincent Biruta, CGTN Africa Continue


Rwanda's grand vision for future leaves poor on the curb

Slum dwellers in Kigali are accusing city authorities of razing their homes without paying compensation, stirring anger among poorer Rwandans who feel marginalised by a government-led push to modernise the capital. This month, the first of thousands of homes slated for demolition in Kigali's unplanned settlements were bulldozed, sparking protests from owners and tenants told to move on. City authorities say the homes were built illegally on wetlands, or areas deemed at risk from landslides and...
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Rwanda accuses a pastor's daughter of treason and espionage. Her family says the charges are fabricated

Jackie Umuhoza was coming out of a beauty salon in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in late November when she was grabbed by five men and bundled into a van, her family says.
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Pastor's daughter accused of treason. Her family says charges are fabricated

Jackie Umuhoza was coming out of a beauty salon in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, in late November when she was grabbed by five men and bundled into a van, her family says.
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How to travel sustainably

Earlier this month , climate activist Greta Thunberg became TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year, and we applaud her well-deserved award. At 16 years of age, Thunberg has communicated the urgency of our climate crisis more effectively than nearly anyone else on the planet. Months earlier, Thunberg had sailed across the Atlantic to deliver a speech to the UN, rather than release heat-trapping carbon into the atmosphere by flying there. She has drawn attention to the environmental impact of air trave...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Utah, Africa, Sustainability, Atlantic, United States, United Nations, Brazil, Un, South America, Ecuador, Guatemala, Rio, Rwanda, Galapagos


Two Decades in Power May Be Enough for Rwanda’s President

(Bloomberg) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame is considering not running for a fourth term once his current tenure ends in 2024 after being in power for more than two decades.The former rebel leader who helped end Rwanda’s 1994 genocide in which about 800,000 people died, has been president since 2000. He won the east African nation’s most recent election in 2017 by a landslide after a referendum that extended presidential tenures to two seven-year terms.“Most likely no,” Kagame said at the Doha ...
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