Rwanda, South Africa expel diplomats amid shooting row

This file picture taken on December 29, 2000 shows Rwandan Army Chief of Staff Maj. General Kayumba Nyamwasa speaking to the press in Kigali. The Rwandans are suspected of being linked to an assassination attempt on the Johannesburg-based former Rwandan army boss Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. Photo/AFP

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  • Kigali expelled eight South African diplomats, after Pretoria gave three Rwandan officials 72 hours to leave the country, diplomatic sources said.

South Africa and Rwanda issued tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions on Friday, as a row escalated over the attempted assassination of an exiled Rwandan general in Johannesburg.

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