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Latest Paul Kagame Items
Carnegie Mellon University and Rwandan President Paul Kagame announced plans Friday to open a branch campus in his country, making it the first American university to do so in central Africa.
In 1988, a small group of almost-extinct mountain gorillas in volcano ranges straddling Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo became movie stars.
Refugee rights groups want a court to strip a Rwandan general of asylum status in South Africa, saying he has been linked to mass human rights abuses in East Africa.
When a British journalist tweeted that Rwanda's longtime president was "despotic and deluded" he got a sharp reply _ from the African leader himself, setting off an unprecedented online spat between a head of state and one of his critics.
Rwanda's president has engaged in a Twitter feud with a British journalist who called him "despotic and delusional."
The four men were once members of the Rwandan president's inner circle. Now they've fled the country and say they fear for their lives even in exile as he steps up efforts to silence their criticism.
A report published Friday by the U.N. human rights office says the killings at Mugunga may have been one of many instances that — taken together — could constitute genocide by the Rwandan army, which at the time was hunting down Hutu rebels in neighboring Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On Nov. 14, 1996, armed men surrounded the Mugunga refugee camp in eastern Zaire and began shooting indiscriminately at its inhabitants as they huddled for safety or tried to flee.
The United Nations is set to release on Friday a hotly contested report on massacres in eastern Congo, including a possible genocide by Rwandan troops, which the U.N.'s top rights officer hopes will end a culture of impunity.