Paul Kagame: he has been president since 2000 but has been in control since  1994. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has announced his intention to seek a third term in 2017, confirming a decision that was widely expected following the a(...)

A voter shows off his inked thumb after casting his vote in Rwanda’s capital Kigali   during a referendum as Rwandans vote to amend its constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third term.  Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

Rwandans voted on Friday in a referendum on changing the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to extend his term in office, possibly un(...)

Policemen in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura during a demonstration against the Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Rwandan president Paul Kagame implored neighbouring Burundi to avoid the ethnic violence that ended in genocide in his country in 1994, in an emotiona(...)

Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during the first day of his trial at The Hague in the Netherlands. Photograph: Michael Kooren

The trial of Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda – known as “The Terminator” – opened yesterday at the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is a(...)

Rwanda intelligence chief General Karenzi Karake leaves the Rwanda High Commission in London after a court in Britain dropped an extradition case against him. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

A British court on Monday freed Rwanda’s intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain over alleged war crimes in the aftermath of the 199(...)

Karenzi Karake (54), director general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services, was arrested at London Heathrow Airport on Saturday, British police said. The picture was taken when he was still a serving major general in the Rwandan forces. File photograph:   Cyril Ndegeya/AFP/Getty Images

Rwanda has said it is an “outrage” for Britain to have arrested its intelligence chief at the request of Spain, which wants him on war crimes charges,(...)

Singer Kizito Mihigo was sentenced to 10 years in jail for plotting to kill Rwandan president Paul Kagame and other senior officials. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

A popular singer in Rwanda known for his renditions of the national anthem was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of p(...)

People at work at the Sorwathe Tea Plantation, 90 minutes from the Rwandan capital of Kigali. Photograph: Conor Pope

The blame for Ireland’s cataclysmic economic crash can be traced back to tea. Were it not for our enduring love of the stuff, a love stretching back m(...)

Ushers carry a distraught woman out of Amahoro Stadium during the 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Kigali. Photograph: Getty Images

Twenty years ago an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in just 100 days. The killings were planned and methodical, carried out by neighbours, b(...)

Rwandese refugees cross the border to Tanzania from Rwanda on May 30th 1994. Photograph: Jeremiah Kamau/Reuters

As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches, the country’s president, Paul Kagame is on a tour of Europe commemorating what is k(...)