The circumstances, challenges and history of Rwanda are intertwined with Paul Kagame’s own life story.
Kabuga’s release raises questions about the international community’s commitment to delivering justice for genocide victims.
With Africa’s solid support and his pro-west military and policy adventures, Kagame is able to take on critics.
Rusesabagina’s release portrays Rwanda’s president as a pragmatist – one willing to negotiate once a security threat is neutralised.
Rwanda has rebuffed international pressure to release Paul Rusesabagina, a man made famous by Hollywood.
Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is used to win a place in government, not to overthrow it. And it keeps working.
Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.
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.
The peasantry still provides almost all the resources of the party-state, yet most of the agrarian policy decisions are taken without consultation.
Violence in the DRC can be brought to an end if the geographical scope of the conflict is broadened to include all neighbouring countries.
A survey of the commemorations since 2014 reveals the politicking behind the writing of history and Rwanda’s place in the world.
In a political environment as polarised as Rwanda’s, there is no room for moderates and no space for critical voices.
Between 1992 and 1994, the former regime is said to have imported 581 tonnes of machetes into Rwanda. This figure appears to establish that the genocide was planned. But is this number accurate?
The sudden death of Burundi’s former president, Pierre Nkurunziza, marks the end of a long reign, characterised by violent political crises.
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. What about Sri Lanka?
Rwanda has overcome its past to become a development miracle but if it’s not careful, history could repeat itself.
Although many years have passed, the Rwandan genocide still has much to teach us about the centrality of media in cases of state violence.
Throughout the entire period, central political power has been almost absolute.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.