The Rwandan genocide was not the tale of two supposedly savage tribes in an African country. Instead, European colonialism helped plant the seeds of future tragedy.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passed the baton to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi at the annual summit of the body.
Although 39 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, Rwanda has still come a long way, recovering from the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and seeing steady economic growth.
Fighting between Banunu and Batende communities in Mai-Ndombe province in Democratic Republic of the Congo caused killings, UN says. Meanwhile, the African Union is set to discuss the violence and allegations of election fraud, in Ethiopia meeting.
Israel wants to exploit the benefits of a potential relationship with Africa. But it does not want Africans to come to Israel.
The 37-year-old Diane Rwigara, who had denounced the charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame as politically motivated, had faced 22 years in prison if convicted.
The union's two-week long summit in Addis Ababa aims to discuss ways to resolve endemic corruption and protracted conflicts that have affected millions of lives on the continent.
Victoire Ingabire, who leads the unregistered FDU-Inkingi party, will be freed along with other prisoners, including singer Kizito Mihigo, jailed in 2015 for plotting to kill President Paul Kagame, the justice ministry said.
A looming trade war with the US is likely to be the main topic of discussion and could possibly give the BRIC group added unity.
Rwanda has dismissed reports that it is preparing to receive African migrants deported from Israel as "fake news."
Burundi’s cabinet has backed a constitutional amendment that would keep President Pierre Nkurunziza in office to 2034.
Incumbent Paul Kagame, a commander who led Tutsi rebel forces into Rwanda to end the 1994 genocide, wins a sweeping victory in the presidential election.
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