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Officials prepare for the meeting between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in the no man’s land at the Gatuna border post between their countries, amid ongoing diplomatic tensions. IMAGES

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Where Killers And Victims Of The Rwandan Genocide Live Side By Side (HBO)

VICE News looks at how Rwandan president Paul Kagame has run the country in the 25 years since the country’s 100-day genocide.

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Candlelight vigil held in Kigali to mark genocide annivesary

A candlelight vigil is held in Amahoro Stadium in Kigali to mark 25 years since the Rwandan genocide during which more than 800,000 people were killed. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and several European leaders participate in the commemoration. IMAGES of ceremony

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years after the genocide

Rwandan President Paul Kagame starts off a week of commemoration activities by lighting a remembrance flame at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where more than 250,000 victims are believed to be buried. Rwanda begins 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in the genocide, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.

Rwanda’s Kagame lays wreath at genocide memorial in Kigali

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and world leaders take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where more than 250,000 victims are believed to be buried, as they commemorate the 25th anniversary of the genocide.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi takes over as AU chairman

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passes the baton to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of Kagame passing handing over the chairmanship to el-Sisi

AU Summit opens with Egypt set to lead

The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES

Leaders arrive for AU summit as Kagame steps down

African leaders arrive in Addis Ababa for the African Union summit which will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, pass the baton to Egypt, which is expected to focus more on security issues than expanding the powers of the body. IMAGES of arrivals

In Davos, Trump blasts ‘fake news’ and hails victories over IS

President Donald Trump arrived for a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, and could be heard dismissing a New York Times report as ‘fake news’. Trump also said Friday that US-backed coalition forces had won back almost 100 percent of territory occupied by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Trump and Rwandan President Praise Relations

President Trump met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. Both praised relations between their two nations. Neither mentioned Trump’s reported use of a profanity to describe countries in Africa. (Jan. 26)

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Rwanda’s Kagame holds rally ahead of presidential elections

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame holds a rally in Gakenke ahead of a presidential election on Friday. Kagame remains popular with Rwandans, who see him as a guarantor of stability after his military victory brought an end to the 1994 genocide. IMAGES

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April 7, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: intense fighting around Damascus, France is accused of direct involvement in the Rwandan genocide, the Hungarian prime minister claims victory in parliamentary elections and scientists have developed a new belt that protects the body from radiation.

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Intense Fighting Around Damascus
The Syrian military has launched a deadly offensive on rebel-controlled areas in the outskirts of the capital, Damascus. Rebels responded with mortar fire on government locations, and dozens people have been reported killed.

France Accused of Direct Involvement in Genocide
Rwandan president, and one time rebel leader Paul Kagame accused France of playing a direct role in the genocide that killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis in 1994.

Prime Minister Claims Victory in Parliamentary Election
Hungarian prime minister Victor Orban has declared victory in parliamentary elections after polls showed his center-right Fidesz party has won 45% of votes with most of the ballots counted.

New Belt Protects Body From Radiation
Three Israeli Nobel Prize laureates have developed and anti-radiation belt designed to protect first responders to nuclear disasters.

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