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Rwanda: French Court Sentences Former Rwandan Spy-Chief to 25 Years in Prison for Genocide

Rwanda: French Court Sentences Former Rwandan Spy-Chief to 25 Years in Prison for Genocide | African News | Scoop.it

Pascal Simbikangwa, a former Rwandan intelligence chief, was found guilty of complicity in the 1994 genocide and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

 

He's the first genocide suspect to be tried in France, which has long been accused of being too slow to bring perpetrators to justice. The prosecution had called for life-imprisonment.

 

After more than 11 hours of deliberation, a guilty verdict was finally handed down to the 54 year old, former spy chief.

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Can't believe it has taken twenty years, but it is excellent that it has finally happened.

 

Closure is an important thing - and this is something that has been a long time coming for Rwanda. There should be no time limit on facing prosecutions for such terrible crimes. Yes, Rwanda needs to put the past where it belongs - in the past. But it can never forget, should never forget. There must be closure - and for that there must be punishment.

 

Now, the precedent has been set, and this prosecution will surely set the others that are needed into motion.

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Emphasis to be put on ICT utility in Rwanda

Emphasis to be put on ICT utility in Rwanda | African News | Scoop.it
Rwanda’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi has urged citizens to embrace the use of Information and communications

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I want to empower farmers using ICT solutions - Ms Geek Rwanda - The New Times Rwanda

I want to empower farmers using ICT solutions - Ms Geek Rwanda - The New Times Rwanda | African News | Scoop.it
ON INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day, Rwanda’s first ever Ms Geek Rwanda contest was held at Lemigo Hotel. Now, this was no glitzy young-girls-strutting-around-in-swimsuits kind of contest. On the contrary, the last five girls standing battled it out through their knowledge and skills in Information Communication Technology (ICT). 
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Young women who want to make the world a better place - educate and empower a girl and then stand back and be amazed by what can happen.

 

So much innovation coming from the continent right now - so many young people with so much passion and commitment.

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East African nations agree on monetary union

East African nations agree on monetary union | African News | Scoop.it
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi will merge currencies gradually over the next ten years to boost trade.
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