Unlike the third-term fever afflicting the Great Lakes region, Rwanda is not mired in corruption and stagnation. Rwandans were fearful and anxious about what might happen after 2017 without Kagame.
Elections Singapore-style are so heavily stacked in favour of the PAP, which has ruled for 56 years, that the country’s newly re-elected government is more authoritarian than democratic.
By leveraging a wave of national celebration and a friendly state-funded media, Singapore’s authoritarian elite has as firm a grip as ever.
Lee Kuan Yew literally helped put Singapore on the map. Its subsequent influence far outstrips the tiny island’s geopolitical significance.