Rwanda-SA diplomatic stand-off enters fifth day

Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/CHRIS JACKSON   THE US on Monday urged Rwanda to leave exiled opponents in peace as a diplomatic stand-off about attacks on Rwandese in South Africa went into a fifth day. South Africa’s cluster of security ministers was understood to have met for several hours on Monday to weigh a measured response to the virtual breakdown of relations with Rwanda. “Efforts to silence dissidents run counter to Rwanda’s democratic development,” said Jack Hillmeyer, the US embassy spokesman in Pretoria. “We urge the government of…

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