Paul Kagame has exercised firm personal control over Rwanda’s politics since becoming president in 2000.
The Rwandan model can't be replicated easily given that it depends heavily on political dominance and tight, centralised control of patronage networks.
Rwanda’s election is being watched closely by observers concerned about an erosion of democracy.
The next Rwandan presidential election will take place in a week's time. Incumbent Paul Kagame will be the certain victor, but a few other candidates have thrown their hats in the ring.
Victims of sexual violence in eastern Congo, 2007.
Even with the end of the war in central Africa, continuing instability in the region has triggered an epidemic of rape.
Rwanda has no succession plan to President Paul Kagame.
The reality of Rwanda is that there is no viable alternative to President Paul Kagame, within or outside his ruling RPF. Political rivals have died, are jailed, or have fled the country.
Rwandan president Paul Kagame has long benefited from the support of the US.
Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, has carefully orchestrated a constitutional reform that allows him to remain in power for the next 18 years.