13 Dec Rwanda - Kagame

Rwandan prosecutors say they will appeal a High Court ruling acquitting government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara of insurrection and forgery. Media reports say the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) would file an appeal in the Appellate Court seeking to re-examine evidence pinning the Rwigaras to possible wrong doing. It is believed that their acquittal came after sustained pressure from rights groups and the international community, who accused the government of cracking down on dissent and freedom of expression. The Rwigaras' release was seen as a sign by government yielding to pressure, but some observers argue that the court confirmed its independence.
We are joined in studio by:
• Prof Dominique Ewizeyimana, associate professor at the school of public management and public policy at the University of Johannesburg –
• Victor Kgomoeswane is a political commentator and author of ‘Africa is Open for Business.
• Charles Nyonkonge a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Global Dialogue.
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