Lawyers for Rwanda genocide suspect arrive at French court | AFP

A Paris court has approved the transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested in France after decades on the run, to a UN body for trial. Accused of financing the 1994 genocide of some 800,000 people, Kabuga asked to be tried in France, and he can still appeal the decision to hand him over to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) for a trial in Arusha, Tanzania. Images of his lawyers arriving IMAGES

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Felicien Kabuga, accused of financing the Rwandan genocide, challenges extradition in court | AFP

Relatives of the alleged financier of the genocide in Rwanda, Félicien Kabuga, arrive before his appearance before the Paris Court of Appeal. This hearing is to examine the validity of the arrest warrant issued by the Mechanism of the International Criminal Tribunals. IMAGES

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Rwanda, Uganda leaders to meet amid tensions | AFP

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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Afrobeat star and Childish Gambino choreographer lead campaign against hunger in Africa | AFP

Nigerian Afrobeat singer Mr Eazi and Rwandan born star choreographer Sherrie Silver are the driving force behind the #DanceForChange campaign to encourage policymakers to invest in sustainable agricultural solutions to end the hunger crisis in Africa.

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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