The Rwandan opposition politician Diane Rwigara has reacted to being acquitted of inciting insurrection and forgery.

“I am very happy with the court decision. I am continuing with my political journey… everything I talked about in the past has not been resolved. There are still many political prisoners in the country,” Reuters reports Ms Rwigara as saying.

She tried to run in the presidential elections last year but was barred.

She was disqualified after investigators alleged Ms Rwigara had committed an electoral offence by collecting forged signatures to endorse her candidacy.

She had always denied the charges, saying they were politically motivated after she decided to run against Paul Kagame in presidential elections.