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Vol 51 No 14

Published 9th July 2010


Rwanda

The assassin’s hand

Violence and intrigue – at home and abroad – overshadow the impending elections

Someone is trying to kill the opponents of General Paul Kagame ahead of the presidential election on 9 August. A group of armed men bungled an attack against an exiled Rwandan dissident, Lieutenant- General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, on 19 June in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa. Kayumba escaped with a wound in his stomach (AC Vol 51 No 13). On 24 June in Kigali, two unidentified men shot dead Jean-Léonard Rugambage, assistant editor of the banned Umuvugizi newspaper, which still publishes online.

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