Sunday, March 7, 2010

KPFA Radio News update on political violence in Rwanda, and endangered journalist Godwin Agaba



Godwin Agaba, a 256.com correspondent in Rwanda, has gone into hiding since incumbent President Paul Kagame's government ordered his arrest for alleged links to Lieutenant General Kayumba Nyamwasa. 

03.08.2010


Political violence and anxiety continue to trouble Rwanda, in its 2010 presidential election year, with polls scheduled for August 9th, but only one of the three viable opposition parties, the Parti Social-Imberakuri registered, and its registration threatened.  Neither the FDU-Inkingi Party nor the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda  have yet been able to register.


Godwin Agaba, a 256.com correspondent in Rwanda, has gone into hiding and applied for asylum, after incumbent President Paul Kagame's government ordered his arrest for alleged but highly improbable links to General Kayumba Nyamwasa.


My 03.07.2010 news update, includes a brief conversation with Mr. Agaba, who answered the phone from an undisclosed location, on March 7, 2010, for KPFA Radio News, in Berkeley, California.  He said that he has contacted Reporters without Borders and other organizations to protect journalists and applied for asylum.  
The radio archive can be played at this hot link:


KPFA Radio News: Political Violence in Rwanda and endangered journalist Godwin Agaba, 03.07.2010, http://bit.ly/dgH8dU

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