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26 June 2010 6:17 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
KIGALI – The Rwanda government on Saturday denied any involvement in the murder of a journalist who accused the regime of attempting to assassinate a dissident general in Johannesburg.Jean-Leonard Rugambage was gunned down in Kigali on Thursday and his editor, speaking from his Ugandan exile, accused President Paul Kagame's regime of assassinating his colleague. Of course, this is not true

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25 June 2010 10:17 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda's electoral commission barred Hutu opposition figure Victoire Ingabire from running for president because she allegedly denied the country's genocide occurred, officials said Friday as complaints grew of a government crackdown.A global media rights group said the Tutsi-led government is crushing any opposition ahead of the August presidential elections.The group, Rep

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20 June 2010 6:17 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
JOHANNESBURG – South African police are investigating a case of attempted murder in the shooting in Johannesburg of an exiled Rwandan general who is accused of terrorism in his homeland.Govindsamy Mariemuthoo, a national police spokesman, refused to comment Sunday on allegations from Lt.General Kayumba Nyamwasa's wife that Rwandan President Paul Kagame was behind Saturday's shooting.Mariemu

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17 June 2010 7:27 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
Johannesburg, South Africa РAn American lawyer, Peter Erlinder, arrested on charges of denying and minimizing the Rwandan genocide of 1994, will find out on Thursday whether he will be granted bail in a trial that is expected to signal just how much room there is for political expression and dissent in the country ruled for the past 16 years by President Paul Kagame. Mr.Erlinder, a law pro

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11 June 2010 1:27 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
Rwanda has arrested the head of the national football federation, a senior army officer, for trying to attend the World Cup without seeking permission from his military superiors, an army spokesman said on Friday.Brigadier General Jean Bosco Kazura, a former top security advisor to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, travelled to South Africa earlier in the week but was recalled and arrested on Wednes

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06 June 2010 5:27 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
KIGALI – Three Rwandan opposition parties have asked the United States to use its influence to help resolve social and political tension in the country before the presidential election in August.Rights groups say the government and the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) have become increasingly intolerant of dissent and criticism in the run-up to the vote, which President Paul Kagame is

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05 June 2010 3:37 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
KINIGI, Rwanda – Rwanda hosted UN World Environment Day Saturday with a ceremony to name 11 endangered baby mountain gorillas in which Internet users worldwide were for the first time able to take part.The annual naming has been held since 2005 in Rwanda, but this was the first year in which people have been able to give their online suggestions for naming two of the infant apes.The ceremo

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02 June 2010 8:47 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
KIGALI – A U.S lawyer arrested in Rwanda for alleged genocide denial has retracted all statements which could have violated the country's anti-genocide laws, Rwanda's chief prosecutor and a legal source said Wednesday.Chief prosecutor Martin Ngoga accuses Peter Erlinder, who is lead defense lawyer at the U.N's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, of genocide denial which he said th