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Paul Kagame Breathes Fire Over Spy Chief’s Arrest

AFRICANGLOBE - Paul Kagame described the decision by Britain to arrest General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake as “contemptible”, and said Gen Karenzi Karake was a “freedom fighter who has brought us where we are as a people”. “Absolute arrogance and contempt is the only basis for this arrest,” said Kagame. “They must have mistaken him for an illegal immigrant. The way they treat illegal immigrants is the way they treat all of us. Black people have become targets for shooting practice. We cannot accept that people treat us this way just because they can.”

Arrest Of Rwandan Spy Chief Could Spark Diplomatic Spat With UK

AFRICANGLOBE - The decision by the United Kingdom to arrest the head of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) is likely to spark a diplomatic row between Kigali and London. Lt Gen Emmanuel Karenzi Karake's arrest on Saturday at Heathrow Airport as he prepared to board a plane back home from an official mission was based on indictments on war crimes issued by a Spanish Judge in 2008 on 40 senior Rwandan army officers.