Paul Kagame

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6 Aug, 2015

UN envoy meets over security situation

Makes Statement

In a meeting with Rwandan President Kagame, Bathily, Special Representative and Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, reiterates the UN Secretary-General’s condemnation of the current violence in Burundi. Bathily will continue to hold consultations with political parties, civil society and religious organizations, government officials and the diplomatic community, with the view to reconvene the political dialogue as soon as possible. Bathily:

[The situation in Burundi is accumulating] the well-known and visible marks of a society which previously suffered divisions leading to grave violence. Currently the humanitarian crisis caused by the escalating political tensions in Burundi has worsened, and uptick in the number of refugees seeking asylum and a deterioration in health conditions at refugee camps receiving them.

24 Oct, 2014

Accused of ‘genocide denial’

bbc-genocide-denial-documentary-stillRwanda accuses the station of genocide denial after it airs the documentary Rwanda’s Untold Story, which criticizes Kagame and alleges that the RPF shot down former president Habyarimana’s plane. It includes interviews with two researchers who claim that thousands of Hutus were killed by Tutsis in the leadup to the massacre that killed 20% of the country at a faster rate than the Holocaust. It claims a UN report echoing similar concerns was also repressed. Lawmakers have called for the FM licence the BBC uses to broadcast across the country — in English, Kinyarwanda and French — to be pulled and the program’s producer and presenter be charged with genocide denial, a punishable crime in the country.

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