A global media rights group says gunmen have killed a top Rwandan editor in the Rwandan capital.Reporters Without Borders says Jean-Leonard Rugambage, deputy editor of the independent newspaper Umuvugizi, was killed outside his home late Thursday.Rwanda’s media regulator has suspended Umuvugizi from publishing for six months for violating the country’s media laws.
Its editor fled to neighboring Uganda in May. »As the August presidential election approaches, the government is organizing a tightly controlled and monolithic electoral campaign in which all sources of criticism are being suppressed. This undertaking seems to have culminated in the ambushing and murder of this renowned journalist, » Reporters Without Borders said in a statement Friday.
* 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. Last night Ntaganda put out an urgent message that his assistant, Mr. Sibomana Rusangwa Aimable, had disappeared at 8 p.m., after a meeting held at the head office of P.S.Imberakuri in which the Party had decided to organize demonstrations today, June 24th, 2010.
* A former head of Rwanda’s army, Lieutenant-General Kayumba Nyamwasa, who fell out with President Paul Kagame earlier this year, was said to be in a stable condition after being shot in Johannesburg. His wife accused Rwanda’s government of trying to assassinate him, a charge it described as « preposterous ». South African police arrested six suspects.
This man has no business being in the EAC