Before the genocide, France was Rwanda's main Western backer.
The crackdown follows the expulsion by Burundi of thousands of Rwandans since April 2015
The Swiss parallel of Rwanda’s economic success story, doesn’t extend to its reputation for upholding democracy
Rwandan mayors to go on trial in France over 1994 genocide, Kigali-Paris strained relations come into focus
Two years ago, on the 20th anniversary of the mass killings, Rwanda's Kagame accused French soldiers of complicity and taking part in the genocide
The DRC has struggled for two decades to defeat dozens of local and foreign militias in the east of the country
Africa heavyweights in Burundi crisis pow wow: lessons from the 2000 Arusha peace talks led by Mandela
The difference with the first Burundi talks is that it seemed then that half the world had its hands on deck. Today, most players are distracted
In the face of American opposition to Boutros-Ghali, Africa came up with Kofi Annan as Secretary-General. Annan held the post until 2006
Rwandan president Kagame says term extension ‘healthy’ for country, dismisses army intelligence chief
No reason was given for the move nor a replacement named, but Kagame also appointed a new army of chief of staff
On visit to Rwanda, US minister repeats criticism of Kagame’s bid to extend rule – and an opposing view
“Few things are more important to an enterprise’s long-term viability than transition planning”
Kagame says will run for third term in 2017 after Rwanda law change, but doesn't want to be president for life
With 15 years, Kagame is the second longest-serving Rwanda leader after military dictator Habyarimana who clocked 21 years, and is set to surpass him
Burundi leader says will resist AU troops, but that’s hot air and African Union can still put him on the run
Uganda said to see an African Union force as inevitable, and Nkurunziza can't bite the AU hand - it would kick his troops out of Somalia peacekeeping
The African Union led a partly successful war against ICC, but didn't do anything to discourage leaders from murder - it is paying the price
Kagame says Burundi crisis may need military intervention to stop the killing, but rules out Rwanda role
Term limits might be part of Africa's problem, but not the entire problem. "A president can serve two terms and leave a total mess.”
UPDATED: Rwandans vote 'yes' by 98% to change law and allow extra terms for Kagame, provisional results show
Opposition complains that the draft of the changes were "only published publicly less than one day ahead of the vote."
As body count mounts, mediator Museveni ‘takes his eyes off Burundi’ and country inches closer to the cliff
Rwanda denies recruiting Burundian refugees into a new rebellion, and accuses Bujumbura of hobnobbing with forces that carried out genocide in 1994
"To show [the French] the situation was really serious, we showed them the corpses, some of them were still warm"
After US, now European Union says bid for Kagame third term undermines democracy - but Rwandans back it
Critics say the move to end term limits is part of a wider trend of African leaders seeking to stay put.
UPDATE: US faults Rwandan move to allow Kagame third term; door open for him to be president until 2034
"We expect Kagame to follow through on the commitments he has made previously to foster a new generation of leaders in Rwanda".
UPDATE: Rwanda's Kagame accuses Burundi leaders of 'massacres'; thousands flee Bujumbura fearing crackdown
Seven people executed by gunmen in Burundi bar attack as police launch weapon raids.