Rwandan Nyamwasa murder plot: Four jailed in South Africa

Gen Nyamwasa blames the Rwandan government for the shooting, which it denies   A South African court has sentenced four men to eight years in prison for trying to murder Rwanda’s former army chief Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. He was shot in the stomach in Johannesburg in June 2010, soon after he fled Rwanda after falling out with President Paul Kagame. The magistrate said the “main culprits” had not been arrested. Several attacks on Rwandan exiles in South Africa have caused diplomatic tensions between Pretoria and Kigali. The Rwandan government…

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Nyamwasa Verdict: “The attempted murder was politically motivated”

The Judge stated in court that the attempted murder of Nyamwasa was politically motivated and emanated from a group of people in Rwanda. By: Jennifer Fierberg In the case of the attempted assassination attempt on Kayumba Nyamwasa in 2010, the court has announced its decision today.  The six men plead not guilty to the charge of attempted murder for shooting of Rwandan Army General Nyamwasa.  The court reached the following verdicts:  The Tanzanian who shot ‪Nyamwasa  found guilty of attempted murder, along with three accomplices Alleged mastermind of Nyamwasa’s attempted…

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Assassination in Africa: Inside the plots to kill Rwanda’s dissidents

Rwanda’s Hunted Much of the world regards President Paul Kagame as a hero. But 20 years after he helped to stop his country’s brutal genocide, there are mounting allegations that he is silencing dissenters with violence. A months-long, international inquiry by The Globe’sGeoffrey York and contributor Judi Rever has uncovered explosive testimonies from those who say they were recruited for assassinations – including an alleged recording of one job offer     (David Johnson/Corbis Outline) ‘The price is not a problem,” says the man on the phone. “We will show our appreciation if things are…

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South African Minister Circulates Warning to Rwanda

Pretoria, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa warned today that this country would prevent by all means illegal activities on its national territory by any foreign Government, a statement interpreted by the media as a warning to Rwanda. Diplomatic relations between both African countries have been tense since the past week, when Pretoria and Kigali decreed reciprocal expulsions of diplomats, twice as much in the case of the nation in the Great Lakes region. On Thursday, national authorities dismissed three Rwandan State representatives and a day later the administration of…

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