Miss Rwanda pageant suspended over rape allegations

Miss Rwanda pageant suspended over rape allegations

The Rwandan government has announced the suspension of Miss Rwanda beauty pageant following last month’s arrest of its organiser.

The suspension comes after sexual abuse investigations against Dieudonné Ishimwe, the chief executive of Rwanda Inspiration Backup, which organizes the competition.

Mr Ishimwe was arrested last month after allegations of sexual abuse of contestants.

“The Ministry of Youth and Culture informs the general public that the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant has been suspended pending completion of investigations,” Rwanda’s culture ministry said in a statement on Monday.

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