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Africa is doing its part but must do more, says Rwandan President Kagame

New York: Referring to a world in a state of turbulence, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Wednesday called for multilateral cooperation and efforts to address intersecting crises, including climate change, food price inflation, conflict and migration.

DR Congo President denounces ‘aggression’ by Rwanda, calls on UN to support African-led mediation

New York: The major challenges facing humanity “complex and interlocking,” Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), said on Tuesday evening, while he also noted that the DRC had faced decades of 'agression' at the hands of a neighbouring country.

UN expert urges UK to halt transfer of asylum seekers to Rwanda

New York: A UN human rights expert on Friday urged the United Kingdom to halt its controversial policy of transferring some asylum seekers to Rwanda and expressed serious concern that the two country’s asylum partnership arrangement violates international law, and risks causing irreparable harm to those seeking international protection.

28 years after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, ‘stain of shame endures’

New York: The UN paid tribute on Thursday to the one million people who were murdered in 100 days during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which moderate Hutu, Twa and others who opposed the genocide, were also killed.

Rwanda bars movements to capital city amid spike in COVID-19 infections

Kigali/Xinhua: The Rwandan government announced that movements between the capital city Kigali and the rest of the country will be prohibited from Wednesday except for essential services and goods transportation, as a response to the recent rise of COVID-19 infections.

Counter hate-driven movements, Guterres urges, reflecting on Rwandan genocide

New York: As the world marks the grim anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the massacre were also killed, the United Nations Secretary-General called for concerted efforts to defeat hate-driven movements to prevent history from repeating itself.

UN welcomes arrest of top suspect in Rwanda genocide

New York/IBNS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the arrest on Saturday of one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, his Spokesperson said in a statement.

‘Say no to hate speech and xenophobia’, urges Guterres, marking 26 years since genocide in Rwanda

New York/IBNS: Remembering the more than one million people who over the course of just 100 days, were systematically killed in Rwanda, 26 years ago, the UN chief underscored on Tuesday that “we must never again let such an atrocity occur”.

Rwanda reports four new COVID-19 cases

Kigali/Xinhua: Rwanda's Ministry of Health on Sunday announced four new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing its confirmed total to five.

Armed attackers kill 8 in northern Rwanda: media

Kigali, Oct 5 (Xinhua/UNI) Eight people were killed by armed attackers on Friday night in nothern Rwanda, local media reported on Saturday.

Bodies of 15 people who died as boat capsized in Congo found off Rwanda's Coast: Reports

Moscow, Apr 21 (Sputnik): Bodies of 15 people who died when a boat capsized in the east of Congo have been found off the coast of neighboring Rwanda, Chinese media reported on Sunday, citing the Rwandan authorities.

Rwanda discovers 15 bodies from DR Congo boat accident

Kigali, Apr 20 (Xinhua/UNI) Rwanda discovered 15 bodies that were washed down into the Rwanda's side of Lake Kivu from a recent boat accident on the side of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a local official said Saturday.

25 years on from Rwandan genocide, UN Chief warns of ‘dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance’

New York, Apr 7 (IBNS): In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.

FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

New York, Sept 14 (IBNS): An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development goals there, according to the UN Development Programme, UNDP.

UN court fully assumes remaining functions of tribunals for Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, officials tell Security Council

New York, June 7 (IBNS): Despite challenges and resource constraints, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals is operating without the support of its two predecessors – criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda – and has thus assumed the full scope of their residual functions, the legal body’s President told the Security Council on Wednesday.