Rwanda’s Kagame Releases Opponents, but Warns Them to Stay ‘Humble’

Rwanda’s Kagame Releases Opponents, but Warns Them to Stay ‘Humble’
Rwandan President Paul Kagame attends a roundtable event at the EU-Africa summit held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Nov. 29, 2017 (AP photo by Geert Vanden Wijngaert).

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“It took me by surprise, but I hope this is the start of the opening of the political space in Rwanda.”

That was Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, a Rwandan opposition politician who was incarcerated for six years before her surprise release over the weekend. More than 2,100 other people were also freed in a move for which the government provided little explanation.

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