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Rwanda

Kagame critic acquitted

Diane Rwigara, a critic of veteran Rwandan president Paul Kagame, was acquitted by Rwanda’s high court on charges including inciting insurrection and forging documents.

ISS: Rwanda and South Africa’s rocky road to reconciliation

After an almost five-year delay, the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg last week finally launched an inquest into the murder of Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s former spymaster Colonel Patrick Karegeya. Once very close to Kagame, he fell out with the president in 2007 and fled to South Africa. He was found dead, apparently strangled with a curtain cord, in a plush hotel in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton suburb on New Year’s Day 2014.

Rwanda Cabinet reshuffle

Rwanda President Paul Kagame appointed new ministers of defence and foreign affairs in a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday.

Tantalum tracker unveiled in Rwanda

Rwanda’s mining boss announced the world’s first blockchain project to track tantalum from pit-face to refinery, part of a push to woo investors seeking a conflict-free source of minerals.

Drop charges against senior Rwandan officials – French prosecutor

A French prosecutor recommended dropping charges against eight senior Rwandan officials, including the defence minister, being investigated over the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994, a judicial source told Reuters.
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