Paul Kagame at a commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in April 2023.
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The circumstances, challenges and history of Rwanda are intertwined with Paul Kagame’s own life story.
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Kabuga’s release raises questions about the international community’s commitment to delivering justice for genocide victims.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
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It’s a near certainty that Kagame will be here for some time to come; but as Rwanda looks to the future, it may need or indeed demand a change of guard.
Kagame prefers partnership with successful European football clubs to market Rwanda.
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With Africa’s solid support and his pro-west military and policy adventures, Kagame is able to take on critics.
Paul Rusesabagina receives the Medal of Freedom from US President George W Bush in 2005.
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Rusesabagina’s release portrays Rwanda’s president as a pragmatist – one willing to negotiate once a security threat is neutralised.
Paul Rusesabagina at the Supreme Court in Kigali, Rwanda, in February 2021.
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Rwanda has rebuffed international pressure to release Paul Rusesabagina, a man made famous by Hollywood.
Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss.
Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, Africa has slipped from its precarious but tangible place in UK political discourse.
Delegates at the African Union Summit held in Malabo, Capital of Equatorial Guinea, on 27 May 2022 to address worsening humanitarian crises in Africa.
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The AU’s first two decades have largely represented a magical, mystical world of unfulfilled expectations.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken setting out Washington’s new Africa strategy at the University of Pretoria.
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The strategy outlined by the US Secretary of State marks a fresh beginning in US-Africa relations.
Rwandan president Paul Kagame speaks during a governance event in the US.
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The US has become one of Rwanda’s staunchest defenders.
A billboard highlights Rwanda’s 100-day commemoration of the 1994 genocide.
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In 2003, Rwanda adopted a policy of ethnic non-recognition. However, for 100 days in a year, it centres ethnicity in the country’s psyche.
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The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Kigali, Rwanda will be complicated by the UK’s plan to send refugees to Rwanda.
Police officers under the African Union.
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The African Union’s Continental Early Warning System was created to anticipate and prevent conflicts, but it’s gone.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba, commander of Uganda’s land forces and President Yoweri Museveni’s son.
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The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
A group of migrants are guided up the beach after being brought into Kent on a lifeboat.
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The choice of Rwanda has a logic about it. But it’s also controversial.
Rwanda has fully re-opened the Gatatuna-Katuna border with Uganda, ending a three-year impasse. Cyril Ndegeya/Anadolu Agency via
Tension persists between the neighbours as Kampala is yet to address all of Kigali’s grievances.
The African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Despite the criticisms the African Union has faced over the last two decades, it is far from being a docile follower of the orders of its member states.
Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame.
A good image abroad affords many advantages to authoritarian leaders.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame meets Israel’s then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017.
Most countries in Africa have chosen to separate the issue of the Palestinians from economic cooperation with Israel.
French president Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath on a mass grave at the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 27 May 2021.
It will take time for Rwandans, especially those who suffered or witnessed the genocide, to trust France again.