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Kagame to Decorate 9 Individuals with Igihango National Order of Friendship Medals

The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame will Saturday November 18th award the inaugural Igihango National Order of Friendship medals to nine individuals in recognition of their exemplary service to the nation. Rwandan Minister for Culture, Julienne Uwacu said: “Igihango, the National Order of Outstanding Friendship  is  awarded to

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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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Rwanda EC to Control Presidential Candidates’ Social Media Use

  There will be no spur of the moment Twitter rants by Rwanda’s presidential candidates, as the election commission has ruled that it must pre-approve all of their social media updates. “We are asking (candidates) to present us their messages, their drafts” to verify that they are not against the law,” electoral

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Rwanda: Authorities Seize 80 Tonnes of Smuggled Second-Hand Clothes

The Rwanda Revenue Protection Unit (RPU) has intercepted about 80 tonnes of second-hand clothes that were being smuggled into the country. According to Chief Supt. Sam Bugingo, the Commanding Officer of RPU, a Rwanda National Police (RNP) arm attached to Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) to fight fraud and smuggling, the tonnes

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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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