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Man who Inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Movie Kidnapped in Dubai, Daughter Claims.

Man who Inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Movie Kidnapped in Dubai, Daughter Claims.

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Paul Rusesabagina — the man whose heroism in saving more than 1,200 people from genocide inspired the 2004 movie “Hotel Rwanda” — was kidnapped while in Dubai, his daughter claimed Tuesday. Carine Kanimba our reporter that her 66-year-old dad travelled last week from the US to Dubai, where she alleged he was abducted and taken to Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Rwandan authorities said they arrested Rusesabagina on charges that he is the “founder, leader and sponsor of violent, armed, extremist terror outfits.” The authorities cited “international cooperation” in apprehending him but didn’t provide additional details or say where he was arrested. During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Rusesabagina, a Hutu, sheltered refugees in the luxury hotel he managed, saving them from the violenc...
Rwanda’s Kagame Appoints First Woman Director of Intelligence

Rwanda’s Kagame Appoints First Woman Director of Intelligence

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Ms Nkuranga, 40, has served in the Rwanda National Police (RNP) for over 10 years, rising steadily through the ranks. Prior to her new appointment, she served as the Commissioner for Cooperation and Protocol, and was the only woman in the Police Command Structure made up of 36 senior police officers Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Wednesday appointed Lynder Nkuranga as the Director of External Intelligence, becoming the first woman to be named to the post.The position, under the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), has previously been exclusively held by military men as with most top positions in the army and police. She replaces Col (Rtd) Anaclet Kalibata, who also served as the country's long-serving director-general of the Emigration and Immigration till 2018.Ms ...
The US election in November will be consequential for Africans

The US election in November will be consequential for Africans

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by Patrick Gathara For democrats in Africa, the next three months will be pivotal in deciding whether the US will be a foe or an ally. Five years ago, during his first and only trip to Africa as US president, Barrack Obama decried the tendency by some African leaders to refuse to leave office when their terms ended. Speaking in front of an audience of heads of states and various officials at the Mandela Hall of the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, hesaid: "Now, let me be honest with you - I do not understand this. I love my work. But under our constitution, I cannot run again. I can't run again. I actually think I'm a pretty good president - I think if I ran I could win. But I can't." The speech was welcomed by many on the continent, as it s...