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# Rwanda

Last month
November 2023
Sunak will seek to revive his asylum seeker Rwanda plan after Supreme Court defeat
The British Prime Minister pledged that he would ‘not allow a foreign court to block these flights’ to Rwanda.
UK Supreme Court rules government plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful
The ruling is another blow to Rishi Sunak’s promise to “stop the boats”.
Retired doctor goes on trial in Paris over alleged role in 1994 Rwanda genocide
Sosthene Munyemana is facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and complicity in such crimes.
This year
France arrests, charges Rwanda ex-official over 1994 genocide
Pierre Kayondo is understood to have been charged with complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity.
UK government to seek appeal after judges declare Rwanda asylum policy unlawful
The Court of Appeal’s decision was announced this morning.
Man who inspired Hotel Rwanda movie returns to US after being freed from jail
Paul Rusesabagina sheltered ethnic Tutsis at the hotel he managed during the country’s 1994 genocide.
'Hotel Rwanda' hero released from prison after over 900 days behind bars
Rusesabagina has been a vocal critic of the Rwandan government.
'Hotel Rwanda' hero set to be released from prison after 25-year sentence is commuted
The jailing of Rusesabagina by Paul Kagame’s government had been a cause of concern for the West and global rights groups.
UK Government prepares to unveil new legislation to ‘stop the boats’
The legislation, promised as part of UK Government efforts to tackle illegal migration, could come as soon as Tuesday.
Last year
UK government's plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda are lawful, according to High Court
Two senior judges gave their decision in a ruling today.
British home secretary says it's her 'dream' to see a flight take asylum seekers to Rwanda
‘That’s my dream, that’s my obsession,’ said British home secretary Suella Braverman.
UK's Rwanda migrant scheme will be extended, says Tory leadership contender Liz Truss
Liz Truss has said she will extend the UK’s controversial Rwanda asylum scheme, in a move to firm up support among Tory party voters.
How has the European Court of Human Rights grounded the UK’s Rwanda plan?
The first flight due to send asylum seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda did not take off following an interim ruling by the Strasbourg court.
‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre
The immigration policy has come in for criticism from various groups.
'Appalling': UK's Prince Charles privately expresses concerns about Rwanda migrant policy
Reports from The Times say that Charles said he was “more than disappointed” with the new policy.
UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government will now continue to deliver “on progressing our world-leading Migration Partnership”.
UK sets mid-June date for first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda despite legal threats
Home Secretary Priti Patel acknowledged the new policy is set to face challenges in the courts.
UK says it is ‘pushing ahead’ with Rwanda migrant plan
Home Secretary Priti Patel discussed progress on the agreement in a meeting with Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta.
Boris Johnson under fire over ‘attacks’ on lawyers contesting Rwanda migrant plan
The UK Prime Minister claimed that the proposal could be scuppered by ‘liberal lawyers’.
Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK
Small boat journeys from France to the UK began again on Sunday after a break of more than a week.
Rwanda president says UK asylum seeker deal 'not trading in humans'
The agreement has attracted criticism from rights groups, opposition figures in Britain and Rwanda, and the United Nations.
UK's Rwanda immigration policy ‘about saving this Government’s skin’, says charity
Priti Patel unveiled the Government’s new direction over immigration this week.
UK's asylum seeker deal with Rwanda not comparable with Australia’s policy, Home Secretary says
Boris Johnson’s government has announced a new policy that will see asylum seekers sent to Rwanda for processing.
All time
Man who inspired Hotel Rwanda movie found guilty of terror-related charges
Paul Rusesabagina has maintained his innocence, and his family alleges he was kidnapped and taken to Rwanda against his will.
Macron admits to French guilt over role in 1994 Rwandan genocide
The French president stopped short of an apology but recognised that France bears ‘an overwhelming responsibility’ for the killing of 800,000 people.
Hotel Rwanda hero arrested on terror charges, police say
In the film, Paul Rusesabagina was played by actor Don Cheadle.
Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested in Paris
Felicien Kabuga had been living in the city under an assumed name.
Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo after being closed for hours amid latest Ebola outbreak
A third case has been detected in the border city of Goma, home to 2 million people.
Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?
187 million people were killed through genocide and state-sanctioned mass murder, in the 20th century, writes Cian Matthew Kearns.
Rwanda and the world marks 25 years since a genocide that saw more than 800,000 people slaughtered
The killing lasted for almost three months.
Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.
Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda
Hungarian Krisztian Gyongyi had been helping reintroduce the black rhino to Akagera National Park.
Young girl who featured on 2004 Trócaire box visits Ireland to say thank you
Josiane is now working for the charity in Rwanda.
'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine
On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.
Forty cows, 260 pigs and 200 goats will be getting on a plane from Shannon Airport to Rwanda
The Bóthar ‘Ark’ will fly from Shannon Airport to mark its 25th anniversary
Memories of the genocide: 'I said to myself that if the whites abandoned us we would all be killed'
Claims that French soldiers ignored Rwandans pleas in 1994 killings.
From Rwanda with love: Northern Irishman Johnny McKinstry on his new African adventure
The Ebola virus derailed the young manager’s incredible work in Sierra Leone but he’s eager to conjure something similar in a new country.
The 33 photographs that took our breath away this year
From Leaving Certificate students to George Clooney, here are the most striking photographs from 2014.
The scars that brought us to Ireland: Asylum seekers on the violence that made them flee
Three refugees who have fled their home countries due to political persecution share their stories.
Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.