1. Home
  2. Africa
  3. East Africa
  4. Burundi

Government offers Rwanda prison facilities

[Burundi] Carolyn McAskie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Burundi and head of the UN peacekeeping Mission in Burundi (ONUB). Date taken: 26 October 2004.
UN Special Representative in Burundi, Carolyn McAskie. (IRIN)

The Zambian government has offered to provide prison facilities for Rwandan convicts of the 1994 genocide, media reports said on Monday.

The 'Times of Zambia' reported that Lusaka was about to sign an agreement with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda which would make it the second nation after Mali to provide prison facilities. It added that the tribunal based in Arusha, Tanzania, was negotiating similar facilities with Madagascar and Benin.


This article was produced by IRIN News while it was part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Please send queries on copyright or liability to the UN. For more information: https://shop.un.org/rights-permissions

Share this article
Join the discussion

Hundreds of thousands of readers trust The New Humanitarian each month for quality journalism that contributes to more effective, accountable, and inclusive ways to improve the lives of people affected by crises.

Our award-winning stories inform policymakers and humanitarians, demand accountability and transparency from those meant to help people in need, and provide a platform for conversation and discussion with and among affected and marginalised people.

We’re able to continue doing this thanks to the support of our donors and readers like you who believe in the power of independent journalism. These contributions help keep our journalism free and accessible to all.

Show your support as we build the future of news media by becoming a member of The New Humanitarian. 

Become a member of The New Humanitarian

Support our journalism and become more involved in our community. Help us deliver informative, accessible, independent journalism that you can trust and provides accountability to the millions of people affected by crises worldwide.

Join