A potential offshore asylum center in the African country has come under the spotlight after Denmark's decision to deport Syrians.
Paris prosecutors, who started an investigation in 2005, ask judges to drop the case accusing French armed forces of complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide after their probe concluded troops had no role in the massacre of Tutsis.
A damning report points out that France helped build the institutions responsible for one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
A 600-page report commissioned by Rwanda government, based on 250 witnesses, diplomatic cables, documentaries, videos, and articles, says France holds responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide” in which 800,000 people were slaughtered.
France says archives of former president Francois Mitterrand will help understand its role in 1994 Rwanda genocide, after a recent report concluded Paris owes responsibility on massacres of some 800,000 people.
Remembering genocides and mass atrocities matters for survivors, for victims and it concerns us all.
Macron’s initiative to send historians to Rwanda to supposedly uncover the truth about the genocide is a farce. The report, although a whitewash of what really happened in 1994, will bring France closer to Rwanda.
Suspected ADF militia fighters attack Beu Manyama-Moliso village in restive Beni region, killing 23 people, local officials say.
France was involved with regime that "encouraged racist massacres", remained blind to genocide preparation, and protected masterminds in safe zones, historical commission set up by President Macron concludes.
French outlet Mediapart has revealed how Paris ordered Rwandan war criminals involved in the 1994 genocide to escape.
The international bodies should take action so that tragedies such as Holocaust, genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda do not recur, says Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his International Holocaust Remembrance Day message.
Moscow confirms sending hundreds of soldiers to the Central African Republic where a rebel group has seized a trading hub ahead of Sunday's controversial election.
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