Politics

Rwanda: Ten things to know about Félicien Kabuga, alleged financier of the Tutsi genocide

The historic trial of Rwanda’s Félicien Kabuga begins 29 September in The Hague. The former businessman, who was arrested in France in May ... 2020, is accused of having been the financier of the Tutsi genocide and is expected to appear in court after more than 20 years on the run. How did he escape justice for two decades? What was the exact role of this businessman, who was one of the founders of Radio Télévision Libre des Milles Collines - RTLM - (a Rwandan radio station that broadcast from July 1993-July 1994 and played a crucial role in inciting the genocide)? We have this 10-point portrait of Félicien Kabuga.

Why Egypt’s North Sinai remains the elephant in the room

Less than 500 kilometres from where this year’s COP27 in Egypt’s will be hosted in the posh city of Sharm el-Sheikh, is war-torn North Sinai, ... a region scarred in the last 10 years by both state-sponsored and jihadist violence, nepotism, and trafficking. What happens here generally stays outside the scope of Egypt’s media. However, since 2013, North Sinai has become a place of conflict between the Egyptian military and jihadists affiliated with the Islamic State (IS). Why does this area remain highly volatile?