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Rwandan President Paul Kagame speaks at this week's commemoration ceremony in Kigali's Amohoro stadium
11/04/2014 - France - Rwanda

France arrests Rwandan genocide suspect again

French police have arrested a Rwandan genocide suspect despite a previous ruling that he could not be extradited.

11/04/2014

Rwanda remembers genocide 20 years later

In April 2014 Rwanda marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide that saw hundreds of thousands killed in brutal massacres.

France's ex-foreign minister Bernard Kouchne
06/04/2014 - France - Rwanda

Former French FM denies French involvement in Rwanda genocide

France's former foreign affairs minister Bernard Kouchner denied Rwandan President Paul Kagame's charge of French "direct participation" in the 1994 genocide, speaking to RFI in Kigali.

François Hollande and Xi Jinping, Elysée Palace, 26 march 2014.
27/03/2014 - France - China

Contracts signed, China's Xi Jinping due for lavish Versailles dinner

On the last day of his visit to France, Chinese leader Xi Jinping heads to the Palace of Versailles for a concert and a lavish dinner as the visit ends on a more cultural note after the commercial ...

China's President Xi Jinping
25/03/2014 - France - China

France rolls out red carpet for China's Xi Jinping

China's President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive in France on Tuesday for a four-day visit, to include a state dinner in Paris and a concert at the Palace of Versailles, as the two ...

UN Rapporteur says much more to be done on human rights in Myanmar
18/03/2014 - World news explained

UN Rapporteur says much more to be done on human rights in Myanmar

The United Nations special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has presented his final report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

French homeless tweet to beat loneliness on street
18/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

French homeless tweet to beat loneliness on street

Under an innovative scheme in France, five homeless people have been given smartphones with a twitter account so they can tweet about life on the streets from the inside.

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf
17/03/2014 - Afghanistan presidential election 2014 - the candidates

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf - man who brought bin Laden to Afghanistan

Abdulrab Rasul Sayyaf, 68, a former anti-Soviet mojahedin, leads the Dawat party and is an MP for Kabul.

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason
17/03/2014 - African news explained

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason

In South Sudan the trial of four men for treason is slated to return to court on Wednesday.

10/03/2014

African press review 10 March 2014

South Africa's dispute with Rwanda, Egypt rules new presidential election law and Kenyan leaders cut own pay, are all topics in today's African papers.

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