Paul Rusesabagina, chairman of the Rwandan Movement for Democratic Change political party.
In a political environment as polarised as Rwanda’s, there is no room for moderates and no space for critical voices.
President Pierre Nkurunziza arrives to inaugurate Burundi’s Chinese-built state house on September 27, 2019.
(Photo by ONESPHORE NibigIra/AFP via Getty Images)
History will judge Nkurunziza as a man who brought unnecessary pain to a nation that had long suffered from political misrule.
The date of arrest and a red cross marked on the face of Felicien Kabuga on a wanted poster at the Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit office in Kigali, Rwanda, on May 19, 2020.
(Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt/ AFP via Getty Images)
Given the contested success of transitional justice in Rwanda, the arrest showcases the mixed record of international justice.
The port of Mombasa in Kenya, which was the first country, with Ghana, to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in 2018.
Africa's new continental free trade area, the AfCFTA, is a remarkable achievement. However, decisive diplomatic, technical and social action is needed for it to succeed.
Security is tight in Rwanda’s authoritarian state.
Rwanda has overcome its past to become a development miracle but if it's not careful, history could repeat itself.
Presidents Paul Kagame (right) and Yoweri Museveni observe a minute of silence during a genocide memorial.
A military confrontation between Uganda and Rwanda remains implausible. But the stand-off between the two countries is reminiscent of the worst days between them.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Rwanda has a booming economy that is controlled by an authoritarian regime
Rwanda is a paradox -- a 'development miracle' and an authoritarian state.
The concept of 'agaciro' is central to how Rwanda engages with the international community and promotes its state interests.
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Fighting deadly diseases such as Ebola is a strong case for providing donor aid to authoritarian countries like the DRC.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.
Elections, and observer processes are a big priority in Africa.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
Inside the 1994 Kigali Genocide Memorial.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
Arsenal FC’s new sponsor is Rwanda.
Political ethics and sports don't match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
Rwanda’s Genocide Memorial burial site.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
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Writing about Rwanda sometimes gives the impression of crossing a minefield. It is not a question of controversies between researchers but of denunciation and intimidation.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos has stepped down as president of Angola but the country’s political system hasn’t been overhauled.
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No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job.
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.
President of the AU Alpha Conde, European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and President of the EU Jean-Claude Juncker.
The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is more than just a change of name. It reflects the increasing recognition of the AU as an international actor.
An elderly woman displays her inked finger after casting her vote during the 2016 presidential elections in Uganda.
The outcome of the race between increasingly artful electoral manipulation and limitless possible manifestations of democratic expression is never entirely certain.