• FILE: Paul Rusesabagina looks on as he sits with some of his co-accused at the Supreme Court in Kigali on 17 February 2021 where he is facing charges related to their association with Mouvement Rwandais pour le changement démocratique (MRCD) and its armed wing FLN. Picture: Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP

    'Hotel Rwanda' hero convicted on terror charges

    Rwandan prosecutors have sought a life sentence for Paul Rusesabagina, the 67-year-old former hotelier credited with saving over 1,200 lives during the country's 1994 genocide, and whose actions inspired the Hollywood film.

  • FILE: Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) MRCD-UBUMWE chairman Paul Rusesabagina speaks during a press conference of the political platform MRCD-UBUMWE and the political party RDI-EWANDA RWIZA, concerning the political and security situation in Rwanda, in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. Pictur: AFP

    'Hotel Rwanda' hero to learn verdict in terror trial

    Rwandan prosecutors have sought a life sentence for Rusesabagina, the 67-year-old former hotelier credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, and whose actions inspired the Hollywood film.

  • FILE: The case was being referred to the prosecution, a statement added. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter.

    Opposition figure held for rape in Rwanda

    Former Kigali journalism school lecturer Christopher Kayumba faces allegations from several people, including a former student, according to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB).

  • FILE: Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD) MRCD-UBUMWE chairman Paul Rusesabagina speaks during a press conference of the political platform MRCD-UBUMWE and the political party RDI-EWANDA RWIZA, concerning the political and security situation in Rwanda, in Brussels, on 18 June 2019. Pictur: AFP

    Rwanda leader defends terrorism trial of genocide hero

    He said Paul Rusesabagina, now a prominent Kagame critic whose detention and trial has raised global alarm, was in the dock not because of his fame but because people had died as a result of his later actions.

  • Picture: @JayPolly1/Twitter

    Popular Rwandan rapper Jay Polly dies in custody

    Jay Polly, whose real name was Joshua Tuyishime, was being held on drugs charges and had found out on Wednesday that he was due to stand trial in December -- eight months after his arrest.