Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Brazzaville ceasefire talks deliver fragile deal

Read more

FOCUS

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

Read more

ENCORE!

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shifts in the propaganda war waged between Israelis and Palestinians

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French MPs face quandary in pro-Palestinian rallies

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Read more

#TECH 24

Mind the Gender Gap : getting more women into the tech sector

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Bolivian children: heading to work aged 10

Read more

  • France sending military unit to located Algerian plane crash site

    Read more

  • France says missing Algerian plane 'probably crashed'

    Read more

  • Deadly strike on UN shelter in Gaza Strip

    Read more

  • Pope meets with Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy

    Read more

  • Algerian jet vanishes: 'We should eliminate the missile hypothesis'

    Read more

  • Italy’s Nibali cruises to easy victory in 18th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament elects moderate Kurd as president

    Read more

  • US, European aviation agencies lift travel restrictions to Tel Aviv

    Read more

  • No end to fighting until Israel ends Gaza blockade, Hamas says

    Read more

  • Two foreign women shot dead in western Afghanistan

    Read more

  • At least 60 killed in attack on prison convoy near Baghdad

    Read more

  • Cycling is ‘winning the war on doping,’ says expert

    Read more

  • Ceasefire agreed for Central African Republic

    Read more

  • Can Jew-kissing-Arab selfie give peace a viral chance?

    Read more

  • Botched Arizona execution takes nearly two hours

    Read more

Rwanda expels German envoy

Text by AFP

Latest update : 2008-11-11

The arrest of Rose Kabuye in Frankfurt over the killing of Rwanda's former president prompted Kigale to expel the German envoy and recall its own from Berlin on Tuesday, as thousands protested outside the German embassy in the capital.

Rwanda expelled Germany's ambassador to Kigali on Tuesday and recalled its own ambassador from Berlin in anger at the arrest of a top Rwandan official in Frankfurt.
   
"Rwanda's ambassador to Germany was recalled today for consultations," Rwandan Information Minister Louise Mushikiwabo told AFP.
   
"The Rwandan government told the German ambassador to leave within 48 hours until the arrest of Kabuye is resolved.
   
"The ambassador should leave the country by Thursday," added Mushikiwabo, who is also the government's chief spokeswoman.
   
Rose Kabuye, Rwandan President Paul Kagame's chief of protocol, was arrested on Sunday by police in Germany -- acting on a French warrant -- on suspicion of involvement in the killing of Rwanda's former president Juvenal Habyarimana.
   
Habyarimana's killing is widely seen as having triggered the 1994 genocide in which nearly 800,000 people in a three-month period.
   
Kabuye's arrest has sparked outrage in the tiny central African nation, itself poised to issue indictments and arrest warrants against 23 French military and political officials over their suspected role in the genocide.
   
On Monday, several thousands of demonstrators marched to the German embassy in the capital Kigali and the offices of the Deutsche Welle, Germany's national broadcaster.
   
On Tuesday, around a thousand youths demonstrated in front of the French cultural centre in Kigali, which has been closed since Rwanda broke diplomatic ties with France in November 2006.
   
Officials have said that a demonstration of women could also take place on Wednesday.
   
Kabuye is the first Rwandan to be arrested out of nine warrants issued by  issued by French anti-terrorism judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere in 2006 against close Kagame aides whom the judge suspects of being behind Habyarimana's death.

Date created : 2008-11-11

COMMENT(S)