UK Issues High-Level Warning To Citizens Who Want To Travel To Rwanda

The United Kingdom has issued a high-level alert for its citizens travelling to Rwanda following crowds of protesters around its High Commission in Kigali, it said Thursday.

It is said British citizens “should be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security” during this serie of demonstration.

This alert comes after Rwanda’s intelligence chief, Lieutenant General Karenzi Karake who was in custody was released on condition he remain in the UK, pending for his extradition to Spain during a hearing which is slated on Oct. 29.

Karake was arrested by UK’s Metropolitan Police on June 20 after the British government learnt that the Spanish authorities were “reheating” an arrest warrant for him first issued in 2008 over alleged war crimes.

Reacting on this arrest, Rwandan Foreign Affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo questioned the credibility of pseudo-indictment issued by the Spanish judge and stressed that “from where Africa stands, Europe is not a model of fairness.”

“Western solidarity in demeaning Africans is unacceptable,” Mushikiwabo said,adding that the abuse of justice by Western powers should end as there was no contradiction whatsoever.”
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