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UK travel quarantine policy branded ‘inconsistent’ by experts

All  African countries are on the ‘no-go’ list, despite low infection rates in countries such as Rwanda and Tunisia
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Partisan views on Rwanda | Letter

I was not at all surprised that Andrew Mitchell MP has so strongly defended the position of the Rwandan government in the case of Paul Rusesabagina (Letters, 11 September). Mr Mitchell has form on this issue.Just prior to the 2010 election I attended a briefing organised by Oxfam on Rwanda, at which Mr Mitchell spoke as shadow secretary of state for development. At the time, I was the Africa editor for BBC World Service News and was receiving regular reports of the human rights abuses being perp...
Tags: Politics, Africa, Conservatives, Aid, Global development, Oxfam, Andrew Mitchell, Mitchell, Rwanda, Kagame, Rob Walker, Paul Rusesabagina, Department for International Development (DfID, BBC World Service News, BBC Rwanda


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


Paul Rusesabagina: Hotel Rwanda hero charged with terrorism

Paul Rusesabagina declined to enter any pleas in court but his lawyers denied the charges against him.
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‘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


'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court

A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group. Rusesabagina declined to respond to all 13 charges, saying some did not qualify as criminal offenses and saying that he denied the accusations when he was questioned by Rwandan investigators. Rusesabagina, 66, asked to be released on bail, citing poor health that has caused him to be taken to hospital three times in the time ...
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‘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


Why Paul Rusesabagina was arrested | Letter

In Britain, the ‘Hotel Rwanda dissident’ would almost certainly be charged under our anti-terrorism laws, says the MP Andrew MitchellI am surprised that the Guardian should take such a partisan attitude to the case of Paul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan who has been arrested and is in custody in Kigali (UN urged to intervene in case of detained Hotel Rwanda dissident, 8 September). Mr Rusesabagina, whose role during the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis was fictionalised in the well-known movie Hot...
Tags: Law, Africa, World news, Britain, Rwanda, FLN, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Nyamagabe, Nyungwe, Rusesabagina, Andrew MitchellI, Kigali UN


UN sends troops to guard DRC Nobel winner after death threats

Denis Mukwege had been left without protection as a result of a Covid outbreakThe UN has redeployed soldiers to protect a Nobel prize-winning doctor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after being warned that he was at risk of assassination.The Guardian reported on Monday that Denis Mukwege, who shared a Nobel prize in 2018 for his work with victims of sexual violence, had been left without protection despite receiving death threats in recent weeks. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, United Nations, Un, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Denis Mukwege


Civil rights groups ask for Ankhi Das to be placed on leave pending internal investigation

A group of civil rights organisations from across the globe have called for Ankhi Das, Facebook head of public policy in India, to be sent on leave in light of allegations of political bias against her. The 41 groups to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, asking for “decisive action” to address Facebook India’s “bias and failure to address dangerous content in India”. They asked that an ongoing internal audit at Facebook on its impact on human rights in India be overseen by t...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Southeast Asia, India, BJP, United States, Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims, The Wall Street Journal, Hate Speech, WSJ, Sheryl Sandberg, Rwanda


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


'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


An influencer who traveled to Rwanda to work with gorillas says she was locked up for 4 days after a false positive COVID test

Charly Jordan said she was quickly taken to a hotel to isolate when her test came back after a few days.
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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


When Reality Threatens To Kill Your Dream, Turn Reality Into Your Dream

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” – T.E. Lawrence The current worldwide pandemic and the isolation rules that came with it did not go well with my claustrophobic nature. It forced me into a limited, uncreative space. It deprived me of experiencing new places and meeting new peopl...
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Rwanda's president says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero must stand trial

Rwanda's president says that the man portrayed as a hero in the film “Hotel Rwanda” will stand trial for allegedly supporting rebel violence. President Paul Kagame, appearing on national television Sunday, did not explain how Paul Rusesabagina was brought to Rwanda where he has been held in custody for more than a week. Rusesabagina is credited with saving 1,200 lives during Rwanda's 1994 genocide by letting people shelter in the hotel he was managing during the mass killings.
Tags: News, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, Rusesabagina


Kids in Poverty Adapt to the Strange New World of School at Home

In early 2020, we documented children all over the world as they returned to school or began kindergarten for the first time. Just months later, the COVID-19 pandemic saw schools close in almost every country in the world. As International Literacy Day approaches, we’re sharing these before and after photos of how school has changed for children around the world because of the coronavirus. Read the full article: Kids i...
Tags: School, Education, Religion, Crisis, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Literacy, Bolivia, Rwanda, Child Sponsorship


'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terror offences

Hailed a hero in "Hotel Rwanda," the Hollywood movie about the country's 1994 genocide, Paul Rusesabagina has been charged with terrorism offenses in Kigali, Rwanda. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
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Citizen science shows great potential to reduce malaria burden

A year-long collection of mosquitoes with self-made traps and over a hundred volunteers in rural Rwanda reporting levels of mosquito nuisance revealed when and where malaria risks were the highest.
Tags: Health, Rwanda


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


Daughter says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero was 'kidnapped' in Dubai

The 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 asserts, while a video shared by Rwandan authorities allegedly backing his arrest on suspicion of terrorism was quickly challenged by his foundation. Paul Rusesabagina's appearance in handcuffs in Rwanda’s capital on Monday prompted concern among human rights activists that this was the latest example of the Rwandan government targeting critics be...
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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...
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Paul Rusesabagina: Hotel Rwanda hero 'abducted in Dubai'

The daughter of exiled Paul Rusesabagina, now being held in Rwanda, says he was "kidnapped".
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‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Arrested On Terror Charges, Say Police

Paul Rusesabagina had been living outside Rwanda since 1996 and police did not say where he was apprehended.
Tags: News, Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, Terror Charges Say Police


'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...
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'Hotel Rwanda' hero arrested on terror charges, say police

Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as a hero who saved the lives of more than 1,200 people from the country's 1994 genocide, has been arrested by the Rwandan government on terror charges, police announced on Monday. A well-known critic of President Paul Kagame, Rusesabagina had been living outside Rwanda since 1996 and police did not say where he was apprehended.
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Paul Rusesabagina: Hotel Rwanda film hero arrested

Paul Rusesabagina's efforts to save people during the Rwanda genocide was depicted in a film.
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Why do presidents cling to power?

Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like The post Why do presidents cling to power? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Uganda, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Equatorial Guinea, Yoweri Museveni, Chad, Central African Republic, Togo, Malawi, Congo Brazzaville, Burundi, Rwanda, Botswana, Paul Kagame


The daily life of a tree farmer with One Tree Planted

Trees make the world a better place for humans by providing shade, sequestering CO2, intercepting airborne particles, aiding respiratory health and adding great beauty to this planet we call home. Because trees do so much for us, planting more of them is an eco-strategy touted by many environmental organizations. But what’s it really like spending your workday growing, planting and caring for trees? To find out, we talked to a Zach Clark-Lee, a professional tree farmer who works with the environ...
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