Paul Kagame

ITU award for presidents of Rwanda, South Korea

Park-Geun-hye-Paul-KagameGeneva, May 2 : President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea and Mexican billionnaire Carlos Slim Friday won the World Telecommunication and Information Society (WTIS) Award 2014.

They have been honoured by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in recognition of their leadership and dedication towards promoting ICT (information, communication and technology) development and broadband connectivity as a means of achieving sustainable development.

Kagame condemns French indictment against aide

Rwanda MapGeneva - Rwandan President Paul Kagame criticized on Wednesday the decision to arrest his aide, Rose Kabuye, earlier this week, saying it was a violation of his nation's sovereignty.

"If we are to believe that any village judge in France can indict someone from Rwanda, then I assume the reverse is also true," Kagame told reporters, adding that the international justice system needed to be "harmonized."

Kagame was speaking at a press conference of the International Telecommunication Union on cybersecurity and climate change in Geneva.

Rwandan president visits German jail to meet aide

Paul KagameFrankfurt - Rwandan President Paul Kagame entered a German prison Tuesday to speak in a visiting area with his senior aide Rose Kabuye, who is being held on suspicion of murder.

She was upbeat and ready to face the French investigators, Kagame said after leaving the women's jail near Frankfurt.

Kabuye was arrested Sunday as she arrived in Germany to prepare for Kagame's arrival the following day.

The president was invited to Germany by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange company. Kagame gave a lecture to German business people Monday evening. He did not meet with German officials. Berlin says his visit is legally a private one.

Rwandan president urges Germany to act on Rwandan rebel leader

Paul KagameBerlin  - Rwandan President Paul Kagame Wednesday urged Germany to act against a rebel leader under UN sanction who was arrested by the authorities in April 2006 but later released.

"The German government needs to address this problem," Kagame said following a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

The UN Security Council had recently passed a resolution on dealing with leaders like Ignace Murwanasyaka, head of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda
(DFLR), a Rwandan Hutu rebel group operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kagame said.

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