Mozambique: Twelve Foreigners Beheaded

Mozambique: Twelve Foreigners Beheaded

PALMA, 10 April 2021 – The bodies of 12 people likely foreigners have been found beheaded in a hotel besieged by Islamist militants in the northern Mozambican town of Palma. In footage broadcast by Mozambican television, Pedro da Silva, a local police commander, says...

Rwanda: No Release for Genocidaire Bagosora

KIGALI, 10 April 2021 – The Rwandan government has welcomed a court ruling rejecting a request for early release by convict genocide mastermind Theoneste Bagosora. Judge Carmel Agius, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT),...
Rwanda: France Grants Access to Genocide Archives

Rwanda: France Grants Access to Genocide Archives

PARIS, 7 April 2021 – France is providing the public access to key archives relating to the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, covering the four years to its start 27 years ago. French authorities had hitherto resisted requests and accusations alleging French complicity in...
Rwanda: Podcast on Genocide Debuts on Spotify

Rwanda: Podcast on Genocide Debuts on Spotify

KIGALI, 6 April 2021 – The Kwibuka story, which details the 100 days of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi, premiers as a podcast on Wednesday. Hosted by Jean-Damascène Bizimana, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against...
Nigeria: Over 4500 Victims of Mass Atrocities

Nigeria: Over 4500 Victims of Mass Atrocities

ABUJA, 5 April 2021 – Some 4,556 people were killed in mass atrocities across Nigeria in 2020, a rights group said Monday in a new report. The number of victims is 43 percent higher compared to the victims of such atrocity crimes in 2019. Of the 4,556 people...
Ethiopia: Africa Eye Decries Likely War Crimes

Ethiopia: Africa Eye Decries Likely War Crimes

LONDON, 2 April 2021 – Investigative reporters with the BBC’s Africa Eye have blamed members of the Ethiopian military for the extrajudicial killings of at least 15 in early March 2021. The team has identified the precise spot in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region...
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