Rwanda frees jailed opposition figure Ingabire

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, Sept 15 : Rwanda on Saturday freed Victoire Ingabire, an opposition leader who has served six years of a 15 year jail term, after President Paul Kagame exercised his power to grant a pardon. Ingabire, who leads the unregistered FDU-Inkingi opposition party, was freed along with other prisoners, including singer Kizito […]

Rwanda police arrest 23 Congolese refugees after violence in camp

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, May 2 : Rwandan police arrested 23 Congolese refugees after officials visiting their camp were pelted with stones, authorities said after two days of clashes in which one refugee died. The attack on police and government officials took place on Monday in western Rwanda’s Kiziba camp, home to 17,000 Congolese refugees. […]

Rwanda police arrest 23 Congolese refugees after violence in camp

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, May 2 : Rwandan police have arrested 23 Congolese refugees after senior police officers and government officials were pelted with stones during a visit to refugee camp, authorities said after two days of clashes. The officials visiting western Rwanda’s Kiziba camp, home to 17,000 Congolese refugees, were attacked on Monday. Police […]

Rwandan leader’s would-be rival Rwigara and her mother denied bail

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, Oct 23 : A Rwandan court denied bail on Monday to a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame who was barred from running against him in an August election and later jailed on charges of incitement and forgery that are widely seen as politically motivated. Diane Rwigara and her mother, Adeline, […]