Rwanda:Defence Minister Refuses to Face French Judge Over Habyaramina Death

[RFI] Rwanda’s defence minister has refused to comply with a French examining magistrate’s summons to face a witness who accuses him of involvement in the shooting-down of then-president JuvĂ©nal Habyaramina’s plane, an event that is believed to have sparked the 1994 genocide.

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Rwanda: Politically Closed Elections

[HRW] Nairobi -Presidential elections in Rwanda on August 4, 2017, took place in a context of very limited free speech or open political space, Human Rights Watch said today, as President Paul Kagame is sworn in for a seven-year term. Human Rights Watch released a chronology of violations of the right to freedom of expression, association, and assembly in Rwanda between the country’s December 2015 referendum — allowing the president to run for a third term — and the election, which Kagame won with a reported

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Africa: Bruce Melodie On His Experience At the Coke Studio Africa 2017

[New Times] Rwandan artist Bruce Melodie was chosen to represent Rwanda in the Nairobi based Coke Studio Africa 2017 to sing alongside several other African artists. It is the first time that Rwanda is participating. Coke Studio Africa 2017 is expected to air in East and West Africa in September.

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Rwanda: Kagame Competitor Diane Shima Rwigara Nominated

[Monitor] Kampala -Presidential candidate Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, yesterday formally submitted her nomination documents to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to challenge incumbent president Paul Kagame in Rwanda’s forthcoming presidential elections slated for August 4.

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