Killers of Rwandan anti-corruption activist jailed for 20 years

January 23, 2015 8:46 AM

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KIGALI (Reuters) - Two Rwandan police officers have been jailed for 20 years for killing an anti-corruption activist who was investigating mineral smuggling from Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gustave Makonene, who worked for anti-graft body Transparency International, was found dead in July 2013 in Rubavu, near the border with eastern Congo, a war-torn region rich in minerals that have fueled an illegal trade.

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