Widows of Assassinated African Leaders Can't Sue Rwandan President in U.S Courts

The widows of the former presidents of Rwanda and Burundi accuse Rwandan President Paul Kagame with orchestrating the shooting down of their plane


Rwandan President Paul Kagame cannot be sued on U.S. soil for allegedly masterminding the 1994 assassinations of two African leaders, the 10th Circuit ruled.

The widows of Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundi president Cyprien Ntarymira said in a federal complaint that Kagame gave the order to shoot down a plane carrying their husbands.