Rwandan wants to protect gorillas, dreams of becoming tour guide

Jean Claude Masengesho draws portraits of gorillas as he dreams of going to college so he can be a tour guide working at Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi, Rwanda. Read more at the AP’s environment series: https://www.apnews.com/WhatCanBeSaved

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DRC and Rwandan health ministers meet to discuss Ebola spread | AFP

Diane Gashumba and Pierre Kangudia, respective health ministers of Rwanda and the DR Congo, meet in the Rwandan border town of Gisenyi to discuss the ongoing Ebola epidemic. IMAGES

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Ukraine mixed-race wrestler tackles prejudice in election bid | AFP

Zhan Beleniuk, an Olympic wrestler with Rwandan roots, is seeking to enter Ukraine’s parliament as the first mixed-race MP in a bid to overcome racist attitudes and support the country’s young new leader. The Greco-Roman style wrestler, who won silver for Ukraine at the Rio Olympics, is standing for the new Ukrainian president, comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelensky’s party in Sunday’s polls.

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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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Rwandan environmentalist Habineza holds election rally

Rwandan opposition candidate Frank Habineza holds a rally with supporters in Burera — after an eight-year struggle to register his Democratic Green Party and obtain a spot on the ballot paper. The 40-year-old politician has faced death threats and seen supporters beaten up, imprisoned and forced into exile during his bid to enter Rwanda’s tightly controlled political space. IMAGES from election rally

Thousands Mourn Murdered Kremlin Critic: VICE News Capsule, March 2

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Day of mourning for slain Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, new offensive targets Rwandan rebels in the eastern D.R. Congo, some Libyan migrant centers are ill-equipped to care for thousands fleeing Africa, and Spanish police arrest group suspected of creating and selling knockoff artwork.

RUSSIA
Thousands Honor Assassinated Opposition Figure
Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on Friday night as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin.

D.R. CONGO
Military Seizes Rebel Strongholds in the Embattled East
The government has launched a fresh offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in North and South Kivu.

LIBYA
Poor Conditions in Migrant Centers
Little funding and a lack of infrastructure makes it difficult for centers to provide care to the thousands of African migrants trying to reach Europe.

SPAIN
Police Bust Fake Art Gang in Valencia
The group sold knockoffs of works by popular artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and others.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September 22, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Afghan presidential candidates agree on national unity government, bomb kills two policemen in Egyptian capital, group of Rwandan rebels in D.R. Congo won’t disarm without promise of protection, and Malaysia screens banned Singaporean political documentary.

AFGHANISTAN
Power-Sharing Agreement Ends Election Drama
Ashraf Ghani will serve as president, while Abdullah Abdullah’s role of chief executive resembles that of prime minister.

EGYPT
Bomb Attack Kills Policemen in Cairo
The blast targeted a police checkpoint near the Foreign Ministry building in Cairo.

D.R. CONGO
Rwandan Rebels Seek Security Before They Disarm
Commander of the Tigers says he and his militia want to return to their country and form a political party.

SINGAPORE
Banned Political Documentary Screened in Malaysia
The government claims the subjects of ‘To Singapore, With Love’ gave untruthful accounts and that the film undermines national security.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 12 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: South Sudan’s president and rebel leader make another peace deal, Rwandan rebels in the D.R. Congo give their weapons up, Nigerian troops close bars airing World Cup games, and Chile’s government votes against a dam project for Patagonia.

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SOUTH SUDAN
Government and Rebels Sign Another Peace Deal
East African neighbors are hoping the third time’s a charm and are threatening sanctions if the deal doesn’t stick.

D.R. CONGO
Rwandan Rebels Disarm, Seek Talks With Government
The UN welcomed the move but urged senior leaders to join.

NIGERIA
Soldiers Close Venues Airing World Cup Matches
It’s a precautionary measure against potential militant attacks in the troubled northeast region.

CHILE
Government Rejects $8 Billion Dam Project
Activists warned the plan would make families relocate and could have caused environmental damage.
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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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