Diane Shima Rwigara, who has accused Paul Kagame of stifling dissent, was barred from challenging him in August election

Rwandan authorities have charged a critic of the president with inciting insurrection and forgery, the public prosecutor’s spokesman has said, after she was barred from challenging Paul Kagame in an election in August.

Diane Shima Rwigara, a 35-year-old accountant, has repeatedly accused Kagame of stifling dissent and has criticised his Rwandan Patriotic Front’s grip on the country since it fought its way to power to end the genocide in 1994.

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