Historians' report on 1994 Rwandan genocide: 'France turned a blind eye'
Historian Vincent Duclert is the head of the research commission on the French archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He recently handed over to President Emmanuel Macron a highly-awaited report on France's role in the massacres. Duclert explains that "there isn't a single archive... that showed that France wanted to be part of the criminal enterprise". But he adds that by supporting Rwanda's Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana, François Mitterrand-era France bears an immense responsibility: "when you put such an ethnic colour on matters, you end up with a genocide".
UN reports 'alarming' increase in attacks in DR Congo
For nearly three decades Eastern Congo has faced frequent outbreaks of violence caused by armed groups. The UN's MONUSCO mission has deployed over 17,000 peacekeeping troops, but as our DW team found, the mission has not brought peace to the region.
UN report says French air strike in Mali killed 19 civilians in January
A French air strike killed 19 civilians in Mali in January, according to a UN report, prompting a strong denial from France. The French air force struck near the remote village of Bounti on January 3, in circumstances that sparked controversy in the war-torn Sahel region. Also, International Criminal Court judges have upheld the 30-year prison sentence handed down to Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, known as the "Terminator".
France was 'blind' to Rwandan genocide but 'not complicit', says report
France bears some "overwhelming responsibility" for the Rwandan genocide, according to a report submitted to Emmanuel Macron by a commission of historians. We speak to Jessica Mwiza Gérondal of the NGO Ibuka France. Also, Eritrea is set to withdraw its troops from Ethiopia. The news comes just days after Ethiopia admitted that Eritrean forces had entered Ethiopia's northern Tigray region. Finally, extreme exercise can help raise money and awareness for wildlife conservation. We speak to Bruce Lawson, who broke a world record as part of his initiative #BurpeesForConservation.
Tunisia's out of this world - Across Africa
Tunisia has an out of this world day by launching its first satellite - The Challenge 1. Also a gold rush in eastern Cameroon tarnishes the ecosystem and endangers the country last bloat of hippos. Several have turned up dead and environmentalists suspect links to badly managed and toxic mining operations. And two Nigerian fashion designers are weaving traditional West African fabrics into spectacular contemporary creations.
Covid-19 third wave hits Kenyan hospitals
Kenya is hit by a third wave of coronavirus cases. More than 15 percent of people tested every day are positive. Hospitals have become overcrowded, intensive care units are at full capacity and oxygen cylinders have run out. President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced fresh restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. He hopes the measures and a vaccination drive will protect the population. Also, we speak to Doctors Without Borders after thousands of survivors from an IS group attack on Mozambique's northern town of Palma stream into the port of Pemba.