| Nov 13, 2013
Most bio-pics are made about somebodies — warriors, kings, artists. This was a bio-pic about a nobody who became a somebody during the Rwandan genocide, a bloody crossroads for a country with deep-seated ethnic frictions. In April 1994, Paul Rusesabagina was brevetted as general manager of the luxury hotel where he worked, and where more than 1,000 people had fled from the killing rampage. For more than two months, he managed to protect them from being slaughtered. Ten years later, the world saw "Hotel Rwanda." Today, there is no love lost between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Rusesabagina, who lives in San Antonio and travels to lecture about human rights, as he did in Los Angeles not long ago.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:29 AM
NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Africa has expelled a diplomat from Burundi's embassy in connection with a raid on an exiled Rwandan general's Johannesburg home and Burundi is considering a response, a Burundian official said on Monday.
The raid on the home of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:02 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The International Criminal Court on Friday handed down the second conviction in its 12-year history, finding former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga guilty on four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:23 PM
— Anti-plastic bag policies — either outright bans or taxes — are in effect in nearly 100 U.S. cities. As The New York Times reports, California may soon become the first U.S. state to impose a blanket plastic bag ban.
A number of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:03 AM
Feb 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from
selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these
stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
* Prime Minister Stephen Harper was again rebuffed in his