Jwani Mwaikusa, a senior Tanzanian defence lawyer at the United Nations-backed tribunal for Rwanda, is fatally shot outside his home in Dar es Salaam. His nephew and neighbour are also killed.
A forum for the promotion of LGBT rights is hosted in Kigali, Rwanda, in order to address minority rights. At the forum, a Rwandan man describes being assaulted by family members when he came out as gay. The forum also documented and urged the governments of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya to decriminalize homosexuality and protect the minority.
A French court rejects the extradition appeal of Rwandan businessman Félicien Kabuga, believed to be the financier of the Rwandan genocide, clearing for him to be sent to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for trial.
Norway agrees to take in 600 refugees from Rwanda who were previously evacuated from Libyan detention camps. Rwanda last September signed an agreement with the United Nations to take in asylum seekers from Libya while their status was being processed, to cut down on human trafficking in the Mediterranean.
Suspected Allied Democratic Forces militants in North Kivu, DR Congo, kill at least 15 United Nations peacekeepers, mostly Tanzanian, and five Congolese soldiers, and wound 53 other people. An unknown number of the rebels are killed. Over 90 peacekeepers have been killed since the mission started in 1999.
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurs in northern Tanzania, near Lake Victoria, killing at least 13 people and injuring 200 others. Tanzanian authorities report significant damage in the town of Bukoba. The governments of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda report tremors.
At least 32 people are killed in several hours of explosions due to an accident at a munitions dump in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania closing the city's airport, destroying homes, a school and sending debris flying across the city as thousands of people seek shelter in a stadium. The death toll is expected to rise.
Uganda's government defends the forced repatriation of 1,700 Rwandan refugees, deemed "heavy-handed" by the United Nations; two people are killed in a group alleged to be a security risk following the July 2010 Kampala attacks.