Rwanda needs to take torture seriously

There is evidence of torture and abuse of civilians in detention which the Rwandan government cannot deny.

Ida Sawyer

by Ida Sawyer

Ida Sawyer


Rwanda report: France 'complicit' in 1994 genocide

Rwanda calls on France to declassify evidence relating to the 1994 genocide, which killed more than 800,000 people.

Rwanda report: France 'complicit' in 1994 genocide

Middle East

Rwanda could take 10,000 refugees from Israel: Minister

Foreign affairs minister says Rwanda is in negotiations to take in about 10,000 asylum seekers from Israel.

Rwanda could take 10,000 refugees from Israel: Minister

Human Rights

'Mock executions, beating among Rwanda torture methods'

Al Jazeera speaks to researcher urging a probe of torture claims by detainees accused of crimes against state security.

Rwanda illegally detaining, torturing civilians: HRW


Is Rwanda becoming a dictatorship?

We debate the prospect of Rwandan President Paul Kagame remaining in power through 2034.


Rwanda's economy: Miracle or mirage?

We debate whether the Rwandan economy is as strong as growth figures suggest.


Kagame critic Diane Rwigara arrested in Rwanda

Member of political opposition, who tried to run in presidential poll, is accused of offences against state security.

Rwandan police arrest Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara


Rwanda police charge government critic with tax evasion

Leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame faces accusations of forgery and tax evasion, police say.

Rwandan police arrest Diane Rwigara, family members


Rwanda election: President Kagame declares victory

Rwandan leader Paul Kagame has declared victory in the presidential election.

Inside Story

Did a climate of fear keep Paul Kagame in power?

Rwandan president gets a third term with 99 percent of the vote, extending his 17-year rule.


Rwandan election witnesses high voter turnout

About 90 percent of eligible voters in the east African country turned out to vote in the presidential election. Incumbent Paul Kagame is expected to win a 3rd seven-year term. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Kigali, Rwanda


Rwanda's Kagame wins presidential poll by a landslide

Incumbent leader extends 17 years in power after crushing opponent amid allegations of political repression.


Kagame poised for another term as Rwanda polls close

President believed to enjoy widespread popularity but faces allegations of political repression as he seeks third term.


Rwanda polls expected to extend President Kagame's rule

President Paul Kagame is running for third term and enjoys widespread popularity but critics say opposition is silenced.