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German ambassador kicked out over arrest

November 12, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Rwanda expelled the German ambassador to the country in a growing row over Germany's arrest of a senior aide to President Paul Kagame.

Rose Kabuye, Kagame's chief of protocol, was arrested Sunday at Frankfurt International Airport on a warrant from France, where she is wanted in connection with an attack that set off Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

She had arrived in Germany to prepare for a visit by Kagame, who condemned her detention.

"Certainly the arrest of Rose has some implications, foreseen or unforeseen, because in many ways it's a violation of the sovereignty of Rwanda," Kagame said. "We will see how we can challenge such actions."

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