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Rwanda Arrests Second Umurabyo Journalist

Rwandan police have arrested a journalist accused of comparing President Paul Kagame to Nazi Germany's leader Adolf Hitler.

Saidati Mukakibibi is the second journalist from the independent newspaper Umurabyo arrested in the past week.

The Reuters news agency quotes a police spokesman as saying Mukakibibi wrote articles comparing the president with Hitler. He said the articles were accompanied by a photo of Mr. Kagame in front of a Nazi swastika that the publishers had inserted in the picture.

Last week, authorities arrested Umurabyo editor Agnes Uwimana on allegations of civil disobedience.

Rights groups say the arrests are an attempt by the Rwandan government to clamp down on independent media ahead of next month's elections. The government denies the allegations.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.