US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

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(...)

Rwanda president Paul Kagame: Bóthar hopes he will officially open creamery. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Aid agency Bóthar is best known for sending heifers to developing countries but it has taken the next step in Rwanda with its plan to open a cr(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson, former British prime minister Tony Blair and former South African president Thabo Mbeki arrive  at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in Kigali, Rwanda. Photograph: AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Former president Mary Robinson has said the UN did not “cover itself in glory” during the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago and expressed sadness(...)

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(...)

Rwanda remembers

Twenty years ago the genocide that took the lives of up to one million of Rwanda’s 12 million people saw the benighted country reduced to among(...)

A young woman in a ‘reconciliation village’ in Mybo, Rwanda, where people who served prison time for genocide live alongside some who survived the killings. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2:34

Today is United Nations Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. The country’s president, Paul Kagame, has just completed a Eu(...)

Rwandan president Paul Kagame: pointed to ‘the direct role of Belgium and France in the political preparation of the genocide, and the participation of the latter in its actual execution’. Photograph: Evan Schneider/UN via Getty Images)

France has reacted with fury to Rwandan president Paul Kagame’s renewed accusations of direct French involvement in the 1994 genocide, on the e(...)

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(...)