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# Rwanda

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# UK
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.
# Suella Braverman
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.
# Rwanda
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.
# UK
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.
# UK
‘No Rwanda’ protest staged at immigration removal centre
The immigration policy has come in for criticism from various groups.
# deportation flights
'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.
# Refugees
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”.
# Refugees
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.
# migrant crisis
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.
# UK
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’.
# Refugees
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.
# Immigration
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.
# Immigration
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.
# Priti Patel
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.
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# paul rusesabagina
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.
# Genocide
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.
# paul rusesabagina
Hotel Rwanda hero arrested on terror charges, police say
In the film, Paul Rusesabagina was played by actor Don Cheadle.
# Felicien Kabuga
Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested in Paris
Felicien Kabuga had been living in the city under an assumed name.
# precautions
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.
Voices
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.
# Kwibuka 25
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.
# refugee crisis
Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.
# National Park
Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda
Hungarian Krisztian Gyongyi had been helping reintroduce the black rhino to Akagera National Park.
# Where the money goes
Young girl who featured on 2004 Trócaire box visits Ireland to say thank you
Josiane is now working for the charity in Rwanda.
# Rwanda's Zips
'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
# Rwanda
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.
# return of the Mc
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.
# pics of the year
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.
# direct provision
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.
# on a boat
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.
# Endangered
Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas
The poachers say hunting was the only way to make a living.
# Outbreak
Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
Voices
Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention
In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.
Voices
Column: 'Memories of the genocide drew screams and wails that echoed around the stadium'
The atmosphere in Rwanda as it remembers its horrific genocide of 20 years ago has been equal parts sombre and hopeful, writes Karen Power.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s been talking about Peaches Geldof, the death of a woman after a Luas crash and the Rwandan genocide commemorations.
# 20 years on
20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?
The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?
# Commemorations
Rwandan president accuses France of role in the genocide
The French President has since released a statement.
# Let the Devil Sleep
20 Years On: Rwandans learn to live beside the men who killed their children
Today, survivors and perpetrators come together to learn how to live side by side so their country can move towards reconciliation.