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24 July 2017 00:38 (South Africa)

Rwandan journo arrested after comparing president to Hitler

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Rwandan journalist Saidati Mukakibibi, who writes for the newspaper Umurabyo, has been arrested on charges of "defamation, inciting public disorder and ethnic divisionism", after comparing President Paul Kagame to Adolf Hitler. According to a police spokesperson, this is in no way indicative of a clampdown on the indpendent press before elections in August. Read more: Reuters

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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