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U.S. condemns Kagame move to run for third term as Rwanda president

Washington - The United States hit out at Rwandan President Paul Kagame's decision to run for a third term, saying it was "deeply disappointed" and concerned by the move.

Rwanda's Kagame says will run for a third term in 2017

Kigali - Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Friday he would run for a third term in line with a constitution amendment which won overwhelming backing in a referendum last month."You have asked me to lead the country after 2017.

Rwanda's Kagame praises vote allowing him extra terms

Kigali - Rwanda President Paul Kagame praised Monday a constitutional referendum allowing him to rule until 2034, but did not declare whether he intends to run in the next election.

Rwanda parliament votes to allow Kagame third term

Kigali - Rwanda's lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a constitutional amendment enabling President Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in 2017 and potentially paving the way for the strongman to remain in power till 2034.

Rwanda parliament votes in support of Kagame third term

Kigali - Rwandan lawmakers voted Tuesday in support of a constitutional change to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power as president, backing a petition signed by millions of citizens.

Rwanda president slams Western 'arrogance' after spy chief arrest

Kigali - Rwandan President Paul Kagame launched a furious attack on Western countries on Thursday after the arrest in Britain of the country's intelligence chief.

Rwanda's Kagame eyes 3rd term as voters call for law change

Kigali - The list of supporters is long: more than two-fifths of Rwanda's voters have signed a petition calling for constitutional reform to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power.

Brother of ex-guard to Kagame feared dead Special

The young brother of a high-caliber target of the Rwandan government has disappeared at the hands of intelligence operatives and is feared dead, amid a growing crackdown against President Paul Kagame’s inner circle.

Op-Ed: Rwanda, in crisis, uses coercive force to achieve justice

What happens when moral law is absent and the arbitrary exercise of power becomes the only means of delivering justice? Tyranny ensues.

Kagame court denies bail, again, to Victoire Ingabire Special

Kigali - On January 20, Rwanda's High Court once again rejected the bail appeal of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Chair of Rwanda's FDU-INKINGI coalition of opposition parties.

Kagame wants US law professor brought to Rwanda, 'dead or alive' Special

According to high-level Rwandan officials present at a meeting in Kigali in mid-October, President Kagame ordered that Minnesota's William Mitchell Law Professor Peter Erlinder be brought back to Rwanda “dead or alive.”

Kagame arrests another journalist, UK defunds its Media Council

Kigali - Two weeks after the murder of Rwandan journalist Jean Leonard Rugambage, following his criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Rwandan Police arrested Agnes Uwimana, the director of a privately owned newspaper, Umurabyo.

Rwandans 'desperate,' US and UK silent Special

Embattled Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza reported that officers of her FDU-Inkingi Party are being tortured in a Rwandan prison and that Kagame has now arrested and tortured Theogene Muhayeyezu, her Rwandan lawyer.

Rwanda: Kagame tortures opposition, arrests Ingabire's new lawyer

Rwandan opposition leaders Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and Frank Habineza report ongoing torture of opposition party members arrested in Kigali on June 24th, 2010, as they attempted to protest exclusion from this year's presidential election.

Kagame arrests Rwandan presidential candidate Bernard Ntaganda Special

Bernard Ntaganda, Rwandan opposition presidential candidate, and Didas Gasana, Editor of Rwanda's banned newspaper, Umuseso, spoke to KMEC Radio on April 18th. Gasana has since fled to Uganda and Ntaganda was arrested in Kigali this morning.

Kagame releases Professor Erlinder on medical grounds Special

The Associated Press reported this morning that Rwanda had released U.S. Law Professor Peter Erlinder from a Rwandan Prison on bail, due to medical conditions. Erlinder remained in a Kigali Hospital due to high blood pressure.

Rwanda and Congo refugees on Kagame's arrest of Prof. Erlinder

June 16, 2010 - Congolese refugee and organizer Kambale Musavuli and Rwandan refugee, organizer, and genocide survivor Claude Gatebuke spoke to WBAI Radio-NYC this week about Kagame's arrest of US Law Professor Peter Erlinder in Rwanda.

US calls on Rwanda to release American lawyer Peter Erlinder Special

06.03.2010 - State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters on Thursday that the United States is pressing for the release of William and Mitchell College of Law Professor Peter Erlinder, of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Election violence in Rwanda and Burundi, refugees in Uganda Special

Violence, repression, and human rights abuse continues to increase as 2010 elections approach in the East African neighbor nations of Rwanda and Burundi, whose ethnicity, politics, and conflicts are closely intertwined.

Criminal defense lawyers dispute Rwanda Genocide history Special

Brux - May 21, 2010 The ad hoc organizing committee of the Second International Criminal Defense Conference being held in Bruxelles on May 21-23, thanked Rwanda Chief Prosecutor Ngoga, and Kigali’s New Times, for publicizing their efforts.

Kagame threatens challenger with prison for talking to press Special

The Rwanda New Times reported that Rwandan Prosecutor General Ngoga threatened to jail Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza for speaking with press. Ingabire has not been allowed to register to formally run against Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Kagame's Rwanda accuses real-life Hotel Rwanda hero of terrorism

Rwandan President Paul Kagame's government has accused real-life Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina of violent conspiracy, along with arrested and indicted Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza.

Lawsuit alleges Rwandan President's guilt in D.R. Congo

On April 30, in Edmond, Oklahoma, a team of lawyers and process servers attempted to personally serve Rwandan President Paul Kagame with an eight count lawsuit, which incudes racketeering to acquire and control the resources of eastern D.R. Congo.

Lawsuit alleges Rwandan President triggered Rwanda Genocide Special

Oklahoma City - On Thursday, three attorneys filed a wrongful death lawsuit, in an Oklahoma City federal court, alleging that Rwandan President Paul Kagame ordered the political assassinations that triggered the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.

Op-Ed: No Rwandan troops in the D.R.C.? No U.S. troops in Iraq?

Kigali - Defecting Rwanda Green Party officer Vincent Nshimiyimana said, on 04.23.2010, that "everyone" knows Rwanda has no troops deployed in neighboring D.R. Congo, which is as plausible as saying there are no U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Rwandan journalist Deo Mushayidi imprisoned without bail

On April 12, 2010, a Rwandan court refused to grant bail for Deo Mushayadi, co-author, of Secrets du Génocide Rwandais-Enquête Sur Les Mystères d'un Président" (The Secrets of the Rwandan Genocide-Investigation of the Mysteries of a President).

Rwanda shuts down independent press Special

On April 13, 2010, President Paul Kagame and Rwanda's High Media Council suspended independent Kinyarwanda language newspapers Umuseso and Umuvugizi at a press conference attended only by state broadcasters and the pro-government radio station Contact FM.

Rwanda accuses Hotel Rwanda hero of 'Double Genocide Theory'

Rwanda's government has accused Paul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan exile played by actor Don Cheadle in the movie Hotel Rwanda, of being a "revisionist" who "harbors the Double Genocide Theory."

Free speech in Rwanda Special

Former New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer, writing in the London Guardian, on March 2, 2010, paraphrased "Rwandan leaders" when comparing free speech in the African Republic of Rwanda to yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theatre.

Rwanda: grenade attacks, arrest and assassination threats Special

On Feb. 19, grenades exploded at a bus station, a restaurant, and a building site in Kigali, Rwanda, in the tense run up to Rwanda's 2010 presidential election on August 9th. Opposition candidates reported threats of arrest and assassination.
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Demonstrators held up signs accusing Rwandan President Paul Kagame of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed to control the mineral wealth of D.R. Congo.
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Rwandan exile Claude Gatebuke spoke to the Associated Press at the protest outside the Oklahoma Christian University commencement ceremony where Rwandan President Paul Kagame was delivering the commencement address.
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