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RT America 29 Apr 2019

Ecuador's price for selling out Assange

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Julian Assange's father has called out the Ecuadorean government for selling out his son in exchange for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan, which cannot be secured without the blessing of the US. RT America's Dan Cohen joins News.Views.Hughes with the story.


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At least 800,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.
On Sunday, the country began marking 25 years of the atrocities with commemorations in the capital Kigali.
Rwanda has made a remarkable turnaround, and is often portrayed as a shining example of what can be achieved in Africa.
It has one of the continent's strongest economies, and more women politicians in parliament than anywhere else in the world.
But President Paul Kagame has been criticised for becoming increasingly authoritarian by cracking down on dissent and political opponents.
So are Rwandans paying a price for peace and stability?

Presenter: Martine Dennis

Guests:
Rene Mugenzi - Genocide survivor and Chairman of the Global Campaign For Rwandans' Human Rights.
Andrew Mwenda - Member of the Presidential Advisory Committee of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Phil Clark - Assistant professor specialising in African politics at SOAS University of London.
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