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St. Olaf’s Rwandan Students ‘Thankful’ For Gift Of Education

On a cold, clear, Minnesota morning, Norbert Abayisenga is headed to biology class. He is a sophomore in a sea of 3,100 St. Olaf College students. “I really appreciate my past and I don’t regret my past because it made me into who I am,” Abayisenga said.


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Movie Blog: Highlights Of ‘Images Of Africa’ Film Festival

Despite the snow and the cold, the Twin Cities are a place many Africans call home, and those over at the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul decided to celebrate that fact with a festival called Images of Africa.


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Genocide Took His Parents, Now St. Olaf Gives Him Hope

In the baggage claim of MSP International Airport balloons, signs and nervous anticipation greeted a young man with a simple dream. At 21, Norbert Abayisenga was on his first ever flight, from his native Rwanda to Minnesota.


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Erlinder: Returning To Rwanda Would Be Death Sentence

Rwanda’s top prosecutor says he’s ready to file charges against Peter Erlander, a professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, but Erlander is not about to cooperate.


Twin Cities Law Prof Called Back To Rwanda

A Twin Cities law professor is being called to appear in court in Rwanda on charges he denied the genocide in that African nation.


Erlinder Comes Home

A Twin Cities law professor who was jailed in Rwanda is returning home today.


Erlinder Speaks To Media

Speaking to the media for the first time since being arrested in Rwanda last month, Peter Erlinder says the U-S Embassy did NOT help him secure food or medicine during his three weeks in jail.


Law Professor Arrives In Kenya

Twin Cities law professor , Peter Erlinder, has arrived in Nairobi, Kenya after being freed on bail from a prison in Rwanda.


Jailed Professor Coming Home

Peter Erlinder, the Twin Cities law professor who was arrested and jailed in Rwanda, is coming home.


Bail Granted to Twin Cities Lawyer in Rwanda

A judge in Rwanda has granted bail to a U.S. lawyer on medical grounds. Peter Erlinder was arrested and charged with genocide ideology late last month.


Jailed Lawyer In Court In Rwanda

A judge is expected to decide today whether to release a Twin Cities law professor being held in jail in Rwanda.


Erlinder Admits To Prison Suicide Attempt

The Twin Cities law professor being held in Rwanda has admitted in court he attempted suicide while in jail.


Erlinder Denied Bail: Can Appeal In Five Days

Twin Cities law professor, Peter Erlinder, Monday was denied bail and remains in a Rwandan jail.


St. Paul Attorney Ill In Rwanda

A Twin Cities law professor who’s under arrest in Rwanda has fallen ill.