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Human rights groups are demanding that French soldiers active in Rwanda in 1994 be formally put under investigation on suspicion of complicity in the genocide at that time. France, an ally of the Rwandan government that ruled before the genocide, stayed away from last year's 20-year commemoration after rebel-turned-president Paul Kagame renewed accusations of a direct French role in the killings. In the latest chapter of a long-running French investigation into the mass killing, the rights groups say they have documents showing the French army in late-June 1994 abandoned hundreds of Tutsis who were slain days later in the hills of Bisesero in western Rwanda.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The married couple dubbed the "San Francisco witch killers" seemed locked away for good when each was sentenced to 75 years to life for three Northern California murders three decades ago.
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States expects Rwandan President Paul Kagame to set an example for the region and step down at the end of his second term in office next year, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on Tuesday. "President Kagame has an opportunity to set an example for a region in which leaders seem too tempted to view themselves as indispensable to their own countries' trajectories," Power told reporters. "We really do expect President Kagame to follow through on the commitments that he has made many times in the past to allow the next generation of leaders to come forward," she said.