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Antony Blinken rebukes Rwanda over democracy and human rights failures

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Rwanda may not reach its full potential without opening up political space and protecting freedoms. He was speaking in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, the last stop on his three-nation tour of Africa. Blinken laid a wreath at the mass graves honoring the more than 800,000 victims of the 1994 genocide.
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