Rwandan political activist killed in South Africa

Leading Rwandan opposition politician Seif Bamporiki has been shot dead in South Africa, where he lived in exile. A gunman fired a single bullet at Bamporiki as he was seated in a vehicle in a township in Cape Town, his Rwanda National Congress (RNC) party said. Wallets and mobile phones were stolen from the vehicle, but the motive was still unclear, the party said. Rwanda’s government has previously been accused of targeting dissidents in South Africa. It has consistently denied the allegation. The RNC was formed in exile by opposition politicians who accuse President Paul Kagame’s government of being authoritarian,…

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Philippines’ Duterte to Trump: ‘Lay off’ human rights when we meet

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he would tell U.S. President Donald Trump to “lay off” if he raises the issue of human rights when they meet. Trump will be in Manila on the last leg of his 12-day Asian trip, which includes visits to Japan, South Korea, China, and Vietnam. Trump will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Danang, Vietnam, make a state visit to Hanoi and end his trip with the Association of South East Asia Nations summit in Manila. Duterte, who brooks no criticism of his human rights record and war on…

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