The period of mourning began after DRC's government accused the M23 militia –– with whom it is locked in a months-long conflict –– of slaughtering "more than 100" people at Kishishe, north of Goma city.
M23 group denies allegation of killing 50 civilians in eastern Kishishe village but confirms fresh fighting with DRC's military in North Kivu province that borders Uganda and Rwanda.
African leaders declare a ceasefire and say the M23 rebels must withdraw from occupied territory or face intervention, but protesters say the deal does not tackle Rwanda's alleged backing of the group.
Warplanes of Democratic Republic of Congo hit rebel positions in Kibumbaby town of eastern North Kivu province, as rebels push closer toward main Goma city, locals and officials say.
DRC's Felix Tshisekedi hopes for talks with Rwanda's Paul Kagame to be "truthful" as both African leaders meet face-to-face, first time since resurgence of violence in DRC's east.
Congolese M23 rebels have seized the town of Bunagana in North Kivu province as heavy clashes continue to drive hundreds of people across the border into Uganda.
President Paul Kagame lays wreath at memorial site as the African country commemorates 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were killed.
Remembering genocides and mass atrocities matters for survivors, for victims and it concerns us all.
Macron’s initiative to send historians to Rwanda to supposedly uncover the truth about the genocide is a farce. The report, although a whitewash of what really happened in 1994, will bring France closer to Rwanda.
France was involved with regime that "encouraged racist massacres", remained blind to genocide preparation, and protected masterminds in safe zones, historical commission set up by President Macron concludes.
The Rwandan Embassy has taken exception to an article published in TRT World. This is a rebuttal from the Rwandan Ambassador to Turkey, His Excellency Williams Nkurunziza.
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