KIGALI, Rwanda -- Rwanda's government on Tuesday defended its $39 million sponsorship deal with Arsenal as some aid donors and rights activists raised an outcry.
"Visit Rwanda" will be emblazoned on the left sleeve of players in Arsenal's first, under-23 and women's teams.
President Paul Kagame is an Arsenal supporter. The deal was not approved by Rwandan lawmakers.
Deputy Foreign Minister Olivier Nduhungirehe told The Associated Press that the money for the sponsorship deal came from tourism, which...