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April 7, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane crash near this capital city's airport Wednesday as they flew back together from regional peace talks in Tanzania. Rwandan diplomats charged that the plane was shot down. Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprian Ntayamira of Burundi had been in Tanzania for a meeting of east-central African leaders seeking ways to end ethnic violence in the two countries.
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October 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An international tribunal in The Hague upheld a life sentence for genocide handed down to former Rwandan Prime Minister Jean Kambanda for having "instigated, aided and abetted" the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994. The ruling by the U.N. appellate court permanently validated the world's first conviction of a head of government for genocide. More than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by extremist Hutus.
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September 5, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.N. tribunal sentenced Jean Kambanda, Rwanda's former prime minister, to life in prison Friday for his role in the 1994 massacre of more than 800,000 Rwandans, most of them ethnic Tutsis. A panel of three judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, headquartered in this northern Tanzanian town, concluded that the shocking and abominable nature of Kambanda's crimes warranted the maximum sentence the court could impose.
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May 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Fulgence Niyonteze, a former mayor who was imprisoned for life last year for his role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, had his sentence reduced to 14 years. He sat impassively as a Swiss military tribunal in Geneva found him guilty of violating the Geneva Conventions. But citing legal technicalities, the five judges upheld his appeal of the life term. Niyonteze allegedly incited and provided weapons to Hutu extremists to kill Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
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May 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Fulgence Niyonteze, a former mayor who was imprisoned for life last year for his role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, had his sentence reduced to 14 years. He sat impassively as a Swiss military tribunal in Geneva found him guilty of violating the Geneva Conventions. But citing legal technicalities, the five judges upheld his appeal of the life term. Niyonteze allegedly incited and provided weapons to Hutu extremists to kill Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
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April 23, 2000 | From Reuters
Paul Kagame took the oath as president Saturday, pledging to fight internal ethnic divisions that sparked Rwanda's horrific 1994 genocide. Kagame, a former rebel army leader whose group came to power in 1994 and ended a state-sponsored genocide that left more than 800,000 people dead, becomes the tiny Central African nation's first president from the minority Tutsis since independence from Belgium in 1962.
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April 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Rwandan court acquitted a former official charged in the 1994 genocide of more than 800,000 people, state-run Radio Rwanda reported. The criminal court in Kibuye, west of Kigali, the capital, cleared former Deputy Gov. Ignace Banyaga of charges that he helped kill thousands of minority Tutsis seeking shelter at a local church and a stadium in April 1994.
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July 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Rwanda's powerful defense minister, Paul Kagame, has acknowledged for the first time his country's key role in the overthrow of Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko, saying that the Rwandan government planned and directed the rebellion that toppled the longtime dictator and that Rwandan troops and officers led the rebel forces.
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November 26, 1994 | From Reuters
Rwanda in stalled an interim Parliament on Friday with the enormous tasks of reconciling its two main ethnic groups, rebuilding its economy and ushering in democratic rule. One by one, the 70 members of the Transitional National Assembly stood, Bible in hand, and took an oath before hundreds of their countrymen in a Kigali stadium. They pledged to work toward unity of their central African country, in which up to a million people died in massacres and civil war between April and July.
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November 26, 1994 | Reuters
Rwanda has named a new foreign minister to replace the former minister who fled to Paris last month with up to $187,000 in government cash, officials said Friday. The new minister appointed by Prime Minister Faustin Twagirimungu was Anastaza Gasana from Twagirimungu's Republican Democratic Movement party, they said.
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April 23, 2000 | From Reuters
Paul Kagame took the oath as president Saturday, pledging to fight internal ethnic divisions that sparked Rwanda's horrific 1994 genocide. Kagame, a former rebel army leader whose group came to power in 1994 and ended a state-sponsored genocide that left more than 800,000 people dead, becomes the tiny Central African nation's first president from the minority Tutsis since independence from Belgium in 1962.
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April 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
A former rebel leader whose forces stopped the 1994 genocide in Rwanda was chosen president Monday, becoming the nation's first Tutsi leader since it won independence from Belgium in 1962. Emerging as the formal head of a country he has controlled as vice president and defense minister for six years, Paul Kagame, 43, was selected by the parliament and the Cabinet in an 81-5 secret ballot. He had previously declined the presidency for fear of antagonizing the nation's 85% Hutu majority.
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March 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Hutu President Pasteur Bizimungu, in power since the end of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, resigned Thursday after falling out with leading members of his Tutsi-dominated ruling party. Political observers said Bizimungu had clashed with colleagues in the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front, or RPF, over the makeup of a new Cabinet that was announced Sunday.
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February 2, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former head of Rwanda's military police, accused of a leading role in planning and executing one of the greatest horrors of modern times--the mass murder of more than 800,000 men, women and children in his Central African nation--has been arrested in Belgium, authorities in that country announced Tuesday.
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April 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Rwandan court acquitted a former official charged in the 1994 genocide of more than 800,000 people, state-run Radio Rwanda reported. The criminal court in Kibuye, west of Kigali, the capital, cleared former Deputy Gov. Ignace Banyaga of charges that he helped kill thousands of minority Tutsis seeking shelter at a local church and a stadium in April 1994.
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September 5, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.N. tribunal sentenced Jean Kambanda, Rwanda's former prime minister, to life in prison Friday for his role in the 1994 massacre of more than 800,000 Rwandans, most of them ethnic Tutsis. A panel of three judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, headquartered in this northern Tanzanian town, concluded that the shocking and abominable nature of Kambanda's crimes warranted the maximum sentence the court could impose.
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May 2, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean Kambanda, Rwanda's former prime minister, pleaded guilty Friday before a United Nations tribunal to charges that he was a mastermind of the 1994 slaughter of more than 800,000 Rwandans, most of them ethnic Tutsis. The onetime economist and insurance executive, dressed in a dark blue suit, white shirt and patterned tie, spoke in a calm voice to judges here of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Kambanda, 42, now faces an Aug.
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February 2, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former head of Rwanda's military police, accused of a leading role in planning and executing one of the greatest horrors of modern times--the mass murder of more than 800,000 men, women and children in his Central African nation--has been arrested in Belgium, authorities in that country announced Tuesday.
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May 2, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jean Kambanda, Rwanda's former prime minister, pleaded guilty Friday before a United Nations tribunal to charges that he was a mastermind of the 1994 slaughter of more than 800,000 Rwandans, most of them ethnic Tutsis. The onetime economist and insurance executive, dressed in a dark blue suit, white shirt and patterned tie, spoke in a calm voice to judges here of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Kambanda, 42, now faces an Aug.
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July 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Rwanda's powerful defense minister, Paul Kagame, has acknowledged for the first time his country's key role in the overthrow of Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko, saying that the Rwandan government planned and directed the rebellion that toppled the longtime dictator and that Rwandan troops and officers led the rebel forces.
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