Kamala Harris, at Former Slave Port in Ghana, Ties Past to Present

After walking down a path where enslaved people once marched in chains to waiting ships, Vice President Kamala Harris entered a dungeon in Cape Coast, Ghana, where captive women had sung songs praying for death. If nothing else, her tour guide said on Tuesday, they believed death would bring freedom. Ms. Harris, wiping her face … Read more

Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Dissident, Lands in Qatar

Paul Rusesabagina, the human rights activist, left Rwanda on Monday, more than 900 days after he was duped into re-entering the country, charged with terrorism and sentenced to 25 years in prison before being released after monthslong negotiations brokered by the United States. Mr. Rusesabagina, 68, whose heroism during the Rwandan genocide was portrayed in … Read more

Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, Freed From Prison

More than two and a half years after he was kidnapped on a private jet and later sentenced to prison on terror-related charges, Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier turned dissident whose heroism was portrayed in “Hotel Rwanda,” was released from prison late Friday night, according to American officials who briefed reporters in Washington. Mr. Rusesabagina arrived … Read more

Rwanda Announces Release of Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero

NAIROBI, Kenya — Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism in the face of genocide was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie “Hotel Rwanda,” will be released from prison on Saturday after being captured, held and tried by the Rwandan government in a case that drew international condemnation, the Rwandan government announced on Friday. His release will end two … Read more

Uganda Passes Strict Anti-Gay Bill That Imposes Death Penalty for Some

Ugandan lawmakers have passed a sweeping anti-gay law that can bring punishments as severe as the death penalty — the culmination of a long-running campaign against L.G.B.T.Q. people in a conservative nation in East Africa. The law, which was passed late on Tuesday night after more than seven hours of discussion and amendments, calls for … Read more