Tag: paul kagame

Rwanda jails women’s rights activist after presidential bid

Rwanda jails women’s rights activist after presidential bid

| October 4, 2017

(GIN)—Diane Shima Rwigara, who took on Rwandan President Paul Kagame in recent national polls, has been arrested and sits in jail, charged with “offenses against state security and forgery.” “These charges are false; and nobody in Rwanda believes the validity of these charges,” said Rwigara’s brother, Aristide Rwigara, who lives in the United States, speaking […]

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U.N. chief cites ‘chapters of inaction’ as Rwanda marks 23rd memorial year

U.N. chief cites ‘chapters of inaction’ as Rwanda marks 23rd memorial year

| April 11, 2017

(GIN)—The poison of intolerance still exists around the world, laments U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “Even today, minorities and other groups suffer attacks and exploitation based on who they are,” said Guterres. Guterres sent his message recalling “tragic chapters of hatred, inaction and indifference” on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide […]

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Rwandan president rebuffs ‘outside interference’ seeking to end third term try

Rwandan president rebuffs ‘outside interference’ seeking to end third term try

| December 9, 2015

(GIN)—Rwandan President Paul Kagame showed a flash of indignation this week at negative reactions coming from foreign allies to his plans for a third term in office which would give him almost a quarter of a century at the nation’s helm. “They tell us we should have the right to make our own choices, but […]

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Rwanda eases way for ‘president for life’

Rwanda eases way for ‘president for life’

| September 8, 2015

(GIN)—While most African leaders want you to believe they’re for ending the colonial-era practice of rule by a “president-for-life,” Rwanda is one among several moving quietly to embrace it. A petition drive allegedly from Rwandese citizens is urging a constitutional amendment to allow President Paul Kagame to stick around for a third term. Rebuilding Rwanda […]

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BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide film

BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide film

| November 25, 2014

(GIN)–Pressure continues to build over a BBC documentary that challenges the generally accepted story of the Rwandan genocide, and questions whether Rwandan President Paul Kagame was a peacemaker or contributor to a horrific mass murder. This weekend, hundreds of protesters in Rwanda’s Eastern Province marched in their respective districts to denounce “Rwanda’s Untold Story,” a […]

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Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya dies mysteriously in exile

Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya dies mysteriously in exile

| January 14, 2014

(GIN)—Six years after obtaining political asylum in South Africa, former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya died under mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Johannesburg. South African police say the dissident appeared to have been strangled with a rope and a bloodied towel found in the hotel room safe. Mr. Karegeya was a colonel under […]

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