South Africa protests to Rwanda over social media ‘insult’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Sisulu was criticised by Rwanda for meeting an exiled critic of the Rwandan leader South Africa has summoned the Rwandan envoy in Pretoria over apparently offensive remarks directed at South African International Relations minister, Lindiwe Sisulu. Ms Sisulu’s spokesman told the BBC the remarks on social media were “unacceptable”…

Diane Rwigara: Rwanda government critic acquitted

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Diane Rwigara is a prominent critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame A Rwandan court in the capital, Kigali, has acquitted government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother of charges of inciting insurrection and forgery. Ms Rwigara has been imprisoned for over a year, after being barred from running in presidential…

Rwanda Frees Over 2,000 Prisoners, Including an Opposition Leader

A prominent opposition leader and a popular gospel musician, both imprisoned after angering the government of Rwanda, walked free on Saturday, after officials said that more than 2,000 inmates would be released. President Paul Kagame and his government, which has a record of suppressing dissent and jailing critics, gave no indication what prompted them to…

Victoire Ingabire: Rwanda to free jailed opposition leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Victoire Ingabire was arrested in 2010 A Rwandan opposition figure is among more than 2,000 people being freed from jail early after receiving a pardon. Victoire Ingabire is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for threatening state security and “belittling” the 1994 genocide. She has been a leading critic of…