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Diane Rwigara accuses President Kagame of condoning political murders

"People have been dying in Rwanda and nobody is getting arrested"
Rwanda's most well-known opposition politician has accused the president of condoning the murder of people who criticize his government. 

Diane Rwigara has written an open letter to the president, part of which says:

"We rightly accuse the international community for remaining silent during the Genocide. Yet, 25 years later, we are forced to stand aside and watch helplessly,  as our loved ones become victims of cruel, inhumane politics. How long can this last?" 

She has spoken about a prison guard who was killed after speaking out about unrest in his prison which left some prisoners injured.

Diana Rwigara explained her understanding of the case to Newsday's Tom Hagler.

(The Rwandan government has not responded to a request for comment from the Newsday programme.)

(Photo: Diane Rwigara. Credit: Getty Images)

US lawmakers challenge Rwanda government over Diane Rwigara

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici says the world is watching the Kagame government
The Rwandan opposition politician Diane Rwigara faces up to 22 years in prison on charges of inciting insurrection and forgery. She is due to be back in court on Thursday.

She denies the charges, saying they are politically motivated after she decided to run against Paul Kagame in presidential elections. 

Now congressional lawmakers in the US are urging the Rwandan government to reconsider her case. One of those is congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici who says that the eyes of the world are on Mr Kagame's government.

(Photo: Diane Rwigara. Credit: Getty Images)

Rwandan politician Diane Rwigara's sister on why she isn't confident about a fair trial

Anne Rwigara talks about her family's ordeal
Diane Rwigara, the opposition politician and women's activist who tried to challenge President Paul Kagame in Rwanda's 2017 elections, goes on trial. She faces charges of inciting insurrection. Her mother is also on trial. BBC Newsday's James Copnall spoke to Diane's sister Anne to look at the toll this has all taken on their family.  

(Photo: Diane Rwigara with police officers in Kigali Credit: Cyril Ndegeya/AFP/Getty Images)

Kagame calls for change at Arsenal

Fans of English football club Arsenal are still reeling from last night's defeat in the Europa Cup semi-final.

Supporters had hoped that the team would make it to the final and hopefully win the trophy as a perfect send-off to long-serving coach Arsene Wenger, who is leaving at the end of the season after two decades.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, who is an ardent Arsenal fan, tweets that the loss was an unfortunate end to Wenger's time at the club:

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Mr Kagame was among supporters calling for Mr Wenger to be replaced at the club.

He added that he hopes that the club will soon return to its glory days:

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Donald Trump meets Rwanda's Kagame at the World Economic Forum
The US president and the new head of the African Union sing the praises of each others' countries.