Paul Rusesabagina released after 31 months in prison for terrorism

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Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda”, should be released this weekend according to several sources. Sentenced to 25 years in prison for terrorism, this Rwandan-Belgian opponent fled the country in 1996 and later used his Hollywood fame to put forward his positions against President Kagame.

His 25-year prison sentence for “terrorism” was commuted following a request for clemency on his part. His capture and then his conviction had aroused much international disapproval.

In DR Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi has reshuffled the government. The announcement was made on the night of March 23-24 after several weeks of suspense. In this new government, still led by Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge, five deputy prime ministers, 11 ministers of state and around thirty ministers. But above all heavyweights on the Congolese political scene… A way for Tshisekedi to strengthen himself a few months before the presidential election.

More than 2000 films and series are produced in Africa each year. Without it being possible to see them. To offer more visibility to African stories, the Cinewax association was created in 2015. To talk about it, the African newspaper received Jean Fall, founder of Cinewax.

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