Rwandese in danger as Zambia signs extradition treaty with Rwanda

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Edgar Lungu and Rwandan president Paul Kagame have signed an extradition treaty between Zambia and Rwanda.

The treaty will allow Zambia to hand over Rwandese asylum seekers based in Zambia back to their country to face trial once requested by the government of Rwanda.

A number of Rwandese who fled their country for fear of being killed by Kagame in 1994 were granted asylum in Zambia by successive governments.

But Lungu, known for treachery and corruption has agreed to handover the asylum seekers to Kagame for possible killing.

A number of Rwandese in Lusaka closed their shops today and went into hiding for fear of the Rwandan intelligence officers who have flooded Lusaka as Rwandan President Paul Kagame is visiting Zambia.

Other agreements that have been signed include an agreement on defence and security cooperation and one on air services.

A number of Rwandese asylum seekers  have refused to go back to Rwanda and opted to stay in Zambia at the end of their refugee status for fear of being killed if they go back.

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