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Stories with place: Rwanda
  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 has apologized for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda mainly against the Tutsi minority - and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people according to government figures.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
  • Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

  • In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:13 am
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.

  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:06 pm
  • RWAMAGNA, Rwanda - Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi.

  • Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.

  • French envoy barred from Rwanda genocide ceremony 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:50 am
  • PARIS - France's ambassador to Rwanda says he has been barred from ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide after the Rwandan president said France bore some responsibility in the killings of more than 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 6:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable."

  • Rwanda genocide: Man and victim now friends 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:47 am
  • NYAMATA, Rwanda - She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both.

  • Rwandan stories inspire Michigan poet, professor 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 4:05 am
  • EAST LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan State University education professor has helped survivors of the Rwandan genocide tell their stories through poetry.

  • US envoy to focus on genocide prevention in Africa 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:31 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said Friday she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings in Central African Republic and the potential for violence in Burundi.

  • 20 years: Rwanda genocide flame stirs memories 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:46 am
  • NYARUBUYE, Rwanda - Rows of human skulls sit in glass cases near the red brick Catholic church here. Some are cracked in half; holes are punched in others. Hundreds of arm and leg bones lie nearby. To the left is a table of tools: rusty shovels, hoes, pipes, and a machete - the weapons of genocide.

  • Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has combined a talent for innovative design and experimental use of everyday materials with extensive humanitarian efforts around the globe, has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

  • Rwandan hotel manager who saved lives giving talk 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 4:05 am
  • ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The man credited with saving more than 1,200 people during the Rwandan genocide will speak this week at the University of Michigan as part of a 20th anniversary commemoration of the slaughter.

  • Rwandan doctor facing genocide charges in France 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 12:19 pm
  • PARIS - French judicial officials have filed preliminary charges related to Rwanda's genocide against a doctor who has lived and practiced in France for years.