Rwanda accuses DR Congo of abandoning peace deal

       

In this Aug 11, 2022 photo, Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta speaks during a news conference with Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not in photograph) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Kigali, Rwanda. (PHOTO / POOL / AP) KIGALI – Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta has accused Democratic Republic of Congo authorities of abandoning last year's agreement …

DR Congo, Rwanda trade blame on attack on fighter jet

       

This file photo created on Nov 19, 2022 shows traders on tricycles cross the border between Rwanda (in the background) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the Petite Barrière border post in Goma. DRC) and Rwanda exchanged accusations on Jan 24, 2023 after a fighter jet from the DRC was attacked during its landing. (PHOTO / AFP) KINSHASA – The Democratic Republic of …

UK court rules British govt’s Rwanda asylum plan lawful

       

A Border Force vessel assist a group of people thought to be migrants on board from their inflatable dinghy in the Channel, Aug 10, 2020. (GARETH FULLER / PA VIA AP) LONDON – Judges at the United Kingdom's High Court ruled on Monday that the government's plan to send asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is lawful, but they also criticized the government for …

UK court to rule if deportation flights to Rwanda can restart

       

People thought to be migrants who undertook the crossing from France in small boats and were picked up in the Channel, arrive to be disembarked from a small transfer boat which ferried them from a larger British border force vessel, in Dover, southeast England, June 17, 2022. (MATT DUNHAM / FILE / AP) LONDON – Judges at London's High Court will rule on Monday whether …

Rwanda accuses DR Congo of fighter jet ‘provocation’

       

Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo soldiers take their position following renewed fighting near the Congolese border with Rwanda, outside Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo May 28, 2022. (DJAFFAR SABITI / REUTERS) KIGALI – A Democratic Republic of Congo fighter jet entered Rwandan airspace on Monday, both governments said, in what Rwanda called a "provocation", …

Long-awaited Rwanda genocide trial starts despite suspect’s boycott

       

Eric Emeraux, head of the Gendarmerie's Central Office for Combating Crimes Against Humanity, Genocides and War Crimes, displays documents with a wanted poster depicting a photograph of Felicien Kabuga during an interview with Reuters at his office, about the arrest of Rwandan genocide fugitive suspect Felicien Kabuga, in Paris, France, May 19, 2020. (BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS) THE HAGUE – A UN tribunal in The …

UK pushes ahead with Rwanda migrant plan amid more arrivals

       

A protester holds a placard as she stands outside the Home Office in central London on June 13, 2022, to demonstrate against the UK government's intention to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda. (NIKLAS HALLE'N / AFP) LONDON – Housed in a detention center in southern England, Aladeen says he risked his life to travel thousands of miles from his homeland of Syria to escape being forced …

Rwanda hosts Commonwealth summit amid rights concerns

       

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson arrive for the Heads of Government Banquet, hosted by President Kagame of Rwanda, during the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on June 23, 2022. (DAN KITWOOD / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) KIGALI – Commonwealth leaders meet in Kigali on Friday to discuss cooperation on topics from trade to health to climate, against …

DRC welcomes deployment of regional military force

       

Congolese policemen are seen at the border between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo on June 17, 2022 after a shootout was reported between soldiers on the two sides of the border. (GUERCHOM NDEBO / AFP) KINSHASA – The Democratic Republic of the Congo said it welcomes the deployment of a new regional military force led by the East African Community, without the participation of …

DRC welcomes deployment of regional military force

       

Congolese policemen are seen at the border between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo on June 17, 2022 after a shootout was reported between soldiers on the two sides of the border. (GUERCHOM NDEBO / AFP) KINSHASA – The Democratic Republic of the Congo said it welcomes the deployment of a new regional military force led by the East African Community, without the participation of …