International police (Interpol) and the Rwanda National Police last week hosted a three-day experts conference on genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity under the theme: ‘Closing the impunity gap’.

Stephano Carvelli, the Assistant Director at Interpol who also heads the Fugitive Investigative support unit  based in Lyon France, spoke to The New Times’ Collins Mwai on tracking the suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

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 The city of Kigali has dismissed claims by some business people that they would be relocated from different parts of the city and compelled to operate from shopping malls.

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Ugly scenes erupted at Amahoro National Stadium last evening after Rayon Sports lost two crucial points in the quest for a second successive football league title, at the hands of a resilient AS Kigali.

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Justus Kabarega, 65, can remember vividly the kind of music he used to dance to in the early 80’s.

Internationally, this was the time love ballads by the likes of Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, the late Whitney Houston, the late Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, among a host of other musicians of that genre, ruled the airwaves.

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RWANDA’S INSISTENCE on equal treatment in world affairs serves as a reminder of the pressures currently facing African governance and diplomacy.It is either about keeping external forces from meddling in the internal affairs of this or that country or complaints about disrespect before, during, or after an international gathering. Sometimes it is about showing respect to people in another part of the continent. 

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MY COLLEAGUE and friend Sandra Idossou wrote an article on March 4 on customer service (or lack of it) in which she described an appalling pool side incident. She got some interesting feedback too. Whereas most viewers were positive, one in particular wrote practically another ‘article’ and accused Sandra of ranting about customer service (the response seemed like the rant to me). Mercifully, Sandra did not engage.

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From the moment a woman conceives, what runs in the mind of the family is a bundle of joy. But what lurks in the shadows of her dream is a thing called malaria. The disease, deadliest in sub-Saharan Africa, takes the blame but at no time is its vicious felt so hard than in pregnant women or in children. 

Malaria is a tropical disease spread by infected female anopheles carrying a parasite called plasmodium that takes root mainly in the liver where it multiplies rapidly causing changes within the a normal body. 

A recent report by the World Health Organisation indicates that 627,000 people succumbed to death in 2013 resulting from malaria. 

The cold chills, high fever coupled with intervals of vomiting and general body weakness are nothing but not all to explain the end result of sleeping without a treated mosquito net. 

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