President Paul Kagame has been accused of silencing and killing opposition to his regime.
BRITAIN gave £64 million of taxpayers’ foreign aid cash to an African country ruled by a tyrant who has been accused of murdering political rivals, it is claimed.
Critics slammed the reported generous handout to the regime led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame as “disgraceful”.
Mail On Sunday reported that the Department for International Development announced the payment on Thursday.
It praised Kagame’s “strong record of using aid effectively to produce impressive results” and insisted his regime “plays a progressive role on the world stage”.
Britain is the second biggest bilateral donor to Rwanda, the Mail on Sunday reported.
President Kagame ousted the Hutu militia which was accused of slaughtering about 800,000 mainly Tutsi citizens in the 1994 genocide.
Former US President Bill Clinton called Kagame one of the “greatest leaders of our time”, while Tony Blair labelled him a “visionary”.
But the country’s last election in 2010 was called a sham and the regime has faced allegations that rivals have been silenced or killed.