The story of how Paul Rusesabagina protected Hutu and mostly Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan genocide was the subject of a 2004 Oscar-nominated film, Hotel Rwanda. But Rusesabagina was arrested last month in Rwanda, accused of funding rebel groups. Observers tell VOA they fear his...Read More
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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – Nearly 130 people have been killed and thousands more displaced in violence over the past week in South Sudan’s Warrap state, according to a South Sudanese army spokesman. During a government campaign Saturday to disarm civilians in Tonj East County, an...Read More
Police in Mali’s capital, Bamako, clashed with protesters early Wednesday, following a day of protests calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down, despite international mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis. Protests led by an opposition coalition named M5-RFP have raged since June,...Read More
French and Nigerien soldiers searched through a giraffe reserve and its surrounding area in Niger’s Koure region on Monday for the killers of six French aid workers. The gunmen, who arrived on motorcycles, also killed the workers’ guide and driver, bringing the death toll to...Read More
HARARE, ZIMBABWE – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said it is “concerned” that authorities in Zimbabwe may be using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to clamp down on citizens’ freedoms. This week, police arrested a prominent investigative journalist...Read More