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24 June 2017 09:13 (South Africa)

Hotel Rwanda hero implicated in terror plot, denies allegations

  • 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.

Paul Rusesabagina, the real life inspiration behind the film Hotel Rwanda, which dramatised how he rescued more than 1,200 people from the Rwandan genocide, has been named by the Rwandan prosecutor-general as abetting an alleged terrorism plot. The prosecutor says that the state has evidence that Rusesabagina has been financing the FDLR rebels. However, Rusesabagina has denied the allegations, claiming that the Rwandan government is conducting a smear campaign against him. Read more: Reuters, via EWN, New York Times

  • 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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