Rwanda's Supreme Court agrees to hear case to block president's third term

By Reuters , 10 September 2015
Rwandan President Paul Kagame [photo credit: AP]
Rwandan President Paul Kagame [photo credit: AP]
<p>Rwanda's Supreme Court said it would hear a case brought by the main opposition party that aims to block changing the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third, seven-year term.</p><p>The debate about term limits has flared in several countries in Africa. The United States, a major donor to Rwanda, said last week it was concerned by the country's decision to set up a commission that could lead to changing the constitution.</p><p>Judge Immaculee Nyirinkwaya, who heads a panel of eight judges, said the Supreme Court rejected the government attorney's argument that the case should be thrown out and the next hearing was set for Sept. 23.</p>
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