Infantino arrives at FIFA Council meeting in Kigali

Fifa boss Gianni Infantino, UEFA’s Alexander Ceferin and other officials arrive at the Kigali Convention Center for a FIFA council meeting in Rwanda. IMAGES

Kagame critic Diane Rwigara goes on trial in Kigali

Diane Rwigara, prominent critic of President Paul Kagame, goes on trial more than a year after being blocked from running in a presidential election and charged with tax evasion, forgery and inciting insurrection. IMAGES

Hundreds of bodies found from Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

The remains of more than 200 people killed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide have been uncovered in a village on the outskirts of the capital Kigali.

Rwanda’s Kagame holds final rally ahead of presidential election

Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s de-facto leader since his Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) halted a 1994 genocide, holds a final rally in Kigali, ahead of a presidential election on Friday. IMAGES

First WHO Africa health forum opens in Kigali

The first WHO Africa Health Forum, “Putting People First, the Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa” opens in Rwanda. The event aims to highlight the challenges and opportunities to improve health services across the continent.

Fleeing to Rwanda: Burundi On The Brink (Dispatch 1)

Over 150,000 people have fled the small Eastern African nation of Burundi since political strife, intimidation, and unrest have plagued the country in recent months. Many of those migrants have sought refuge in neighboring Rwanda. Nearly 30,000 civilians are now living in Mahama refugee camp, one of the largest UNHCR camps built since the crisis began in April 2015.

A large number of activists, journalists, politicians, and opposition leaders have also fled Burundi for their own personal safety, settling in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.

VICE News stops through Rwanda en route to Burundi and speaks with young men at Mahama camp and an activist in Kigali about what life is like amid the current political crisis.

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