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Hotel Rwanda film hero, Paul Rusesabagina was not kidnapped from Dubai but lured back to Rwanda, President Paul Kagame says

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Hotel Rwanda film hero, Paul Rusesabagina was not kidnapped from Dubai but lured back to Rwanda,?President Paul Kagame says?

 

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has denied that the man who inspired a Hollywood film about the country’s 1994 genocide was kidnapped in Dubai and brought back to the country before being arrested for murder and terrorism.

 

This comes after Paul Rusesabagina’s family alleged that he was abducted while in Dubai and taken to Rwanda against his will last week.

 

“He would never go to Rwanda of his own will because of the way the Rwandan government has been attacking him,” Anaïse Kanimba, one of his daughters, told the Financial Times last week

 

“Paul did not voluntarily come to Rwanda and no extradition process was followed,” said a spokesperson for the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation.

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Reacting to the claims, President Paul Kagame on Sunday  September 6, said Paul Rusesabagina had “brought himself” in.

 

“Let me eliminate the one [theory] of him being kidnapped. That was not the case. And Rusesabagina can attest that himself. There was no kidnap, there was not any wrongdoing in the process of his getting here. He got here on the basis of what he believed and wanted to do,” Mr Kagame told journalists. The process was “flawless”, he added.

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Paul Rusesabagina, who became well known after Hotel Rwanda,  was arrested last week on charges that include terrorism, kidnap, and murder.

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The 66-year-old who has not lived in Rwanda since 1996 when he survived an assassination attempt, is said to be the founder of the National Liberation Forces (FLN), ”an armed terrorist organisation” under his Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD).

 

The country’s bureau of Investigation said Rusesabagina was arrested “through international cooperation” after an international warrant was issued.

 

Rwandan authorities believe the role of Mr. Rusesabagina in the country’s genocide was exaggerated.

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The 2004 film Hotel Rwanda told the story of how Mr. Rusesabagina, a middle-class Hutu native used his influence and bribes to convince military officials to secure a safe escape for an estimated 1,200 people who sought shelter at the Mille Collines Hotel in Kigali during the genocide, in which about 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

 

Paul Rusesabagina is a recipient of several human rights awards for his efforts during the genocide, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.

 

Hotel Rwanda film hero, Paul Rusesabagina was not kidnapped from Dubai but lured back to Rwanda,?President Paul Kagame says?

Paul Rusesabagina with former US President, George Bush.

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Donald Trump slams Meghan Markle and wishes Prince Harry luck ‘because he’ll need it’

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US President, Donald Trump, has launched an attack on Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, insisting he is “not a fan” .

 

Meghan and husband Prince Harry stepped down as senior royals at the start of this year in a dramatic decision that rocked Buckingham palace.

 

They have since relocated to Los Angeles where they hope to earn a living from Hollywood.

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Donald Trump slams Meghan Markle and wishes Prince Harry luck

 

Meghan and Prince Harry have recently been encouraging Americans to vote, seemingly in support of Trump’s rival Joe Biden.

 

Harry and Meghan recently shared a video on social media urging people to vote.

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Prince Harry said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

 

Many believe his comments were targeted towards Trump, who has often come under fire for his comments about minority ethnic groups.

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Meghan, who sat next to him, said: “We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is Voter Registration Day.

Every four years, we’re told the same thing, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.'”

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But when asked by the DailyMail about the pair’s comments, Trump said: “I’m not a fan of hers.

“I would say this – and she has probably has heard that – I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it.”

 

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Cocaine worth up to £100 million found hidden within fruit shipments at Dover port (photos)

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Authorities have discovered a ton of cocaine concealed within shipments of fruit at Dover port, England.

 

The class A drugs, which reportedly have a street value of approximately £100 million, were discovered in pallets that had arrived into the Port of Dover on a vessel from South America on Tuesday September 22.

 

The ‘huge seizure’ will now take away a ‘valuable commodity that would have been sold to fund further serious and organised criminality’, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

 

Cocaine worth up to ?100 million found hidden within fruit shipments at Dover port  (photos)

 

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of importing class A drugs following a joint operation by the NCA and Police Scotland Organised Crime Partnership.

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The 40-year-old from Brentwood, Essex, and the 64-year-old from central Glasgow were questioned before they were later released under investigation.

 

NCA director of investigations Nikki Holland said: ‘This is a huge seizure of class A drugs, made as a result of some excellent joint working between the NCA and Police Scotland under the Organised Crime Partnership (Scotland), and our Border Force colleagues.

‘This operation has prevented a large amount of cocaine from making it on to our streets, we estimate that once adulterated and sold it could have had a street value of up to £100 million.

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‘So in making this seizure we have taken away a valuable commodity that would have been sold to fund further serious and organised criminality.

‘Our investigation into this attempted importation is continuing.’

 

Cocaine worth up to ?100 million found hidden within fruit shipments at Dover port  (photos)

 

Angela McLaren, assistant chief constable of organised crime, counter-terrorism, and intelligence also said: ‘This seizure is undoubtedly a massive setback for serious and organised criminals.

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‘This operation and our other recent successes underline our unwavering commitment to working with partners, including the NCA, Border Force and SOC Taskforce, to disrupt this sort of criminality.’

 

‘Working together we will relentlessly pursue those who seek to bring misery to our communities whether they are in Scotland or elsewhere in the world.’

 

Searches have been carried out in Glasgow and Essex as the investigation continues, the NCA said.

 

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Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq reportedly weds Chief Of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has married the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.

 

DailyTrust reports that the wedding Fatiha between the two top government officials, held last Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Maitama Juma’a Mosque in Abuja.

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“It is true that the chief of air staff and the humanitarian affairs minister have gotten married. Very few people were invited to attend the wedding fatiha because the couple and those close to them didn’t want to publicize the issue” a source told DailyTrust

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Another source said the two have been in love for some time.

“They have been in a relationship for a while and what happened on Friday has put to rest all the speculations about her relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said

 

Hajia Farouq made news in October last year when it was widely speculated that she was set to wed President Buhari. The Presidency released a statement dismissing the report.

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