France orders first trial of Rwandan on genocide charge

A French court has for the first time ordered a Rwandan to face trial over the country's 1994 genocide, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

Pascal Simbikangwa, a former Rwandan army captain arrested on the French island of Mayotte in 2008, is facing charges of "complicity in genocide" and "complicity in crimes against humanity" but can still appeal the decision in an attempt to avoid the trial.