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KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda’s high court on Thursday acquitted the country’s most prominent opposition figure, Diane Rwigara, of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, with judges saying the prosecution failed to provide evidence of insurrection and forgery. The case has drawn global attention as Kagame again faces pressure to give … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

KIGALI, Rwanda  — As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year’s election says no amount of pressure will silence her. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of her court appearance on Thursday, Diane Rwigara remained … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

KIGALI, Rwanda | Cartoons that ‘humiliate’ officials in Rwanda now a crime

KIGALI, Rwanda  — Drawing cartoons or producing writing that “humiliates” a government official is now a criminal offense in Rwanda, a new law says. Journalists say the law that took effect on Thursday will greatly affect work that is meant to hold public officials, including Cabinet members and security officers, to account. It was not … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Cartoons that ‘humiliate’ officials in Rwanda now a crime