Rwandan President Paul Kagame carried out a major ministerial reshuffle on Thursday
Diane Rwigara had planned to run against Kagame in an August election but her candidacy was blocked by the electoral board on the grounds that she had not submitted enough supporters’ signatures.
Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was unexpectedly freed from jail on Saturday after President Paul Kagame permitted her early release, alongside two thousand other prisoners.
Scores of protesters have taken to the street around Sandton to protest against, among other issues, deal agreements being entered into among the BRICS countries, corruption and some of the leaders taking part at the 10th BRICS Summit under way.
China’s President Xi Jinping inked 15 deals including loans and grants worth millions of dollars with Rwanda on Monday as part of a whistlestop tour to cement relations with African allies.