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Fake death announcement in Rwanda

Radio presenter arrested over fake death announcement - A radio presenter in Rwanda has been arrested by the police after he announced his own death in a car crash in order to test his popularity, PANA reported from here Tuesday.

Honore  Umuhoza, 22, was arrested after he made the announcement during the religious programme he presents on a private FM station in the capital city of Kigali.

Umuhoza said he wanted to know how his admirers would react in case of bad news.

The police have launched an inquiry into the costly joke.

Pana 08/01/2014