Police in South Africa arrest Fulgence Kayishema, who was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 2001 for his involvement in the Rwandan genocide.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda begins the trial of Félicien Kabuga, one of the richest Rwandan businessmen in the 1990s who is implicated in the Rwandan genocide. Kabuga pleads not guilty and does not appear on the first day of the proceedings.
Peru reports its first four cases of the Omicron variant in one person who travelled from South Africa and another three who had no travel history.
British Columbia reports their first case of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 from South Africa.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces a ban on travel from South Africa due to the discovery of a mutated variant of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa.
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.
Police respond to a shooting and hostage situation at a pentecostal church in Zuurbekom, Gauteng, South Africa. At least five people are killed. South African police free an undetermined number of hostages, and arrest more than 40 people. Among those arrested were members of the police, defense forces and correctional services. The attackers reportedly were part of a splinter group in a leadership dispute at the long-troubled church.
After public anger, a prosecutor in South Africa provisionally withdraws charges against 270 miners accused of killing 34 striking colleagues shot by police. The strike enters its fourth week.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda passes judgement on six suspects in relation to massacres in the former Butare Province including Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, former Minister for Family and Women Affairs with Nyiramasuhuko receiving a life sentence.
Former Rwandan administrator Dominique Ntawukulilyayo is given a 25-year sentence of imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda after being convicted of the transportation of soldiers during the Rwandan Genocide.
Jackie Selebi, former chief of Interpol and South Africa's top police officer, is sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges.