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Diane Rwigara Case: Court Denies Request to Split Case, Hearing Adjourned

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday denied the request by prosecution to separate the hearing of three Rwigara family members who face charges related to inciting insurrection. For the fourth time, the court had to adjourn the pre-trial hearing of Anne Rwigara, and Diane Rwigara and their mother Adeline Rwigara to

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Diane Rwigara Denies Insurrection Charges

Former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara has denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record. Rwigara appeared in court Wednesday in the capital Kigali. She and some family members were detained late last month. Her mother, Adeline, and sister

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RWANDA: Diane Rwigara Could Be Jailed for 15 Years Over Insurrection Charges

President Paul Kagame’s disqualified challenger Diane Rwigara could spend 15 years in prison if she is convicted of inciting insurrection. Rwigara, her mother and sister have been under detention since September 23 – and all face criminal charges. On Tuesday, Rwigara was charged with forgery and inciting insurrection against the state. “What we

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Kagame Critic Diane Rwigara Charged with Treason

KIGALI – Police charged Rwandan opposition leader Diane Rwigara, who was detained at the weekend along with her mother and sister, with "offences to state security and forgery," according to a statement issued Monday. Rwigara, who was blocked from challenging President Paul Kagame in August elections, is one of several opposition

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Kagame: The West Should not Decide What’s Best for Africans

President Paul Kagame spoke out against the tendency by Western countries and a section of the international community to impose their wishes on African countries. Kagame was speaking at a session hosted by the Council of Foreign Affairs, a think tank specializing in American foreign policy and international affairs. President Kagame is

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‘Salva Kiir Using National Dialogue to Cover Up His War Crimes’

A South Sudanese opposition leader has said President Salva Kiir is not qualified to lead a national dialogue but just using the move to cover up his war crimes. South Sudan’s opposition National Democratic Movement (NDM) party leader Lam Akol added that Salva Kiir’s dialogue would not help pacify the world’s

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Rwanda’s New Cabinet Sworn In as Kagame Starts Seven-year Term

The newly appointed Prime Minister, Dr Edouard Ngirente, Wednesday night announced a cabinet that featured a number of new ministers but also saw several others retain their dockets. The new cabinet that was appointed by President Paul Kagame in consultation with the Premier, also saw the creation of two new dockets. The

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Kigali Heights wins ‘Africa Property of the Year’ award

JULIUS BIZIMUNGU Kigali Heights Development has won the award for the ‘Africa Property of the Year’ in the ‘Best Mixed-Use Development’ category, a statement from the ongoing Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo 2017 has shown. According to the organisers, the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognises innovation and outstanding achievement

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Lessons from Kagame’s Re-election and Inauguration, and the Kagame the West Knows Not

It was an inauguration ceremony like no other, everybody was saying, with lessons for Rwandans and fellow Africans. They were referring to last Friday’s swearing in of President Paul Kagame for another term. A friend made this observation: The African Union Summit might well convene now and get some business done

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‘Rwandans Know the Democracy they Want; The West Should Mind their Business’

It was not planned. It just happened. Or to paraphrase him:He just did it. Paul Kagame was inaugurated for another seven-year term last week, and Africa came of age. An extraordinary thing happened at the inauguration. Tens of thousands of Rwandans who came to witness the swearing in completed their President’s

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