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, […]

Opponent of Rwandan president denies insurrection, forgery charges in court

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, Oct 11 : A prominent opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of forgery and inciting insurrection and said she was being prevented from accessing her case file to chart her defence. Any legal misstep in the trial of Diane Shima Rwigara could further mar […]

Rwandan polls open in election expected to hand Kagame third term

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI, Aug 4 : Rwandan voters queued in long lines today to cast their ballots in a presidential election that incumbent President Paul Kagame is tipped to win by a landslide after 17 years in power. Kagame has won international plaudits for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in the […]