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GREAT LAKES: Officials agree to strengthen cooperation on epidemic prevention

BUJUMBURA, 17 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Health officials in Africa's Great Lakes region have agreed to set up regional monitoring networks and conduct joint mobilisation campaigns against epidemics in their countries. Full report

RWANDA: Peace prize for Belgian priest accused of genocide

GHENT, 16 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Belgian Roman Catholic missionary Guy Theunis, who has been accused by Rwandan authorities of taking part in the 1994 genocide, has been awarded a peace prize. Full report

RWANDA: Genocide suspect could be tried in Norway

ARUSHA, TANZANIA, 16 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is seeking to have a genocide suspect tried in Norway.Full report

GREAT LAKES: Health experts plan ways of countering epidemics

BUJUMBURA, 15 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Medical experts from Africa's Great Lakes region are meeting in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, to plan ways of countering epidemics in the region.Full report

GREAT LAKES: Treat rape as crime against humanity, women urge

KINSHASA, 9 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Rape is a serious offence that should be treated as a crime against humanity, alongside genocide and war crimes, representatives of women's organisations in Africa's Great Lakes region have proposed.Full report

RWANDA: Appeals court confirms ex-minister's acquittal

ARUSHA, TANZANIA, 8 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The Appeals Chamber of UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) confirmed on Wednesday a lower court's decision to acquit a former Rwandan transport minister and a former provincial governor of genocide, a decision the Rwandan government received with reservations.Full report

RWANDA: Appeal against ex-minister's acquittal begins

ARUSHA, TANZANIA, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - An appeal against the acquittal of a former Rwandan minister by a lower court of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda began on Monday before its Appeals Chamber.Full report

RWANDA: Local government polls begin

KIGALI, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Local government elections began on Monday in Rwanda for 21,500 officials to head cells countrywide, the nation's lowest administrative units.Full report

DRC-RWANDA: ICJ dismisses Congo's case over lack of jurisdiction

THE HAGUE, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' principal judicial organ based in The Hague, has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to consider an application filed in May 2002 by the Democratic Republic of the Congo against neighbouring Rwanda. Full report

BURUNDI-RWANDA: Tension increases in ongoing land dispute

BUJUMBURA, 31 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - A land dispute that resulted from a river changing its course due to heavy rains some 50 years ago continues to vex neighbouring agricultural...Full report


Year in Brief and Review Rwanda

RWANDA: Year in Brief 2005 - A chronology of key events

GREAT LAKES: Year in Review 2005 - Returnees and refugees

IRIN Special Reports for Rwanda

RWANDA: A nation in healing, 10 years after genocide

GREAT LAKES: Prospects for peace increase as region moves into 2004

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Rwanda

BURUNDI-RWANDA: Tension increases in ongoing land dispute

DRC-RWANDA: Interview with Anastase Munyandekwe, spokesman for the Hutu-dominated FDLR

RWANDA: Interview with Fidele Kayira, coordinator of a poverty reduction programme

DRC-RWANDA: Interview with FDLR leader, Ignace Murwanashyaka

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