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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 Challenger Diane Rwigara Disqualified

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) today gave the green light to three candidatures to contest the upcoming presidential elections slated for August 4. They are incumbent President Paul Kagame, from the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi, Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and Philippe Mpayimana, an independent candidate. Mpayimana, a

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Diane Rwigara Nominated to Challenge Paul Kagame

The leaking of Diane Shima Rwigara’s nude photos have not dampened her spirit to challenge President Paul Kagame for the country’s top seat. Rwaigara, 35, on Tuesday submitted her nomination papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Her nomination papers – 600 signatures of at least 12 registered voters from each of

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Rwanda: Presidential Candidates Warned on ‘Buying’ Nomination Signatures

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has said that some independent presidential aspirants are illegally soliciting for signatures meeting supporters in bars and markets while others pay to get signatures. In a meeting that brought together various leaders from Northern Province to discuss issues in relation to upcoming presidential elections slated for

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Diane Rwigara Speaks Out on Way Forward after Nudes Leak

Rwanda’s Presidential hopeful, Diane Shima Rwigara has spoken out on the way forward after her recent nude photos scandal. The photos which made rounds on several WhatsApp groups in Uganda showed Ms. Rwigara completely naked. However the 35-year-old has said that she will go head and challenge President Paul Kagame in this

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DETAILS EMERGE: Man Who Leaked Diane Rwigara’s Nudes is a Rwandan Journalist

Details of the man responsible for the leaked images of Kagame Challenger in the August Rwanda Presidential polls have emerged. Diane Rwigara, a daughter to fallen tycoon Assinapol Rwigara had her nude images leaked on Friday May 5th before they made rounds on social media and several websites across East Africa. Rwandan

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