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.
US state secretary Antony Blinken seeks closer ties with Africa.
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Washington must overcome growing anti-west sentiment on the continent given the development alternative that China offers.
DRC President Félix Tshisekedi (left) and Rwanda President Paul Kagame in Kigali in 2021.
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Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.
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.
Riders pass a billboard in Kigali during 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.
Uhuru Kenyatta (centre) holds hands with opinion polls’ favourites, Deputy President William Ruto (left) and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
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Kenya’s ethnic-based politics often leads to electoral violence that hurts regional trade.
Female police officers working with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Liberia participate in a parade in 2008.
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The UN has been working for 20 years to increase the number of female peacekeepers – but countries that give their troops to the UN are reluctant to put more women in active combat.
Congolese in Goma protest against the country’s UN peacekeeping mission on 26 July 2022.
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The UN mission is being held responsible for something the Congolese state should be doing.
Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta shakes hands with U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel.
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A UK plan to move asylum seekers on its shores to Rwanda has been met with stiff opposition from human rights organizations. But the UK persists, and Rwanda is all too willing.
Felix Tshisekedi, left, receives a ceremonial mask from Belgium’s King Philippe in June 2022.
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Belgium wants to frame its relationship with Congo, Rwanda and Burundi as one looking into the future – but the past weighs heavily.
A soldier from the armed forces of the DRC on foot patrol in the village of Manzalaho near Beni.
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Violence in the DRC can be brought to an end if the geographical scope of the conflict is broadened to include all neighbouring countries.
Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel (left) and Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta (right) sign a deal on April 14, 2022, that would send some asylum-seekers in the U.K. thousands of miles away to Rwanda.
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The prevailing narrative around migrant smuggling has clouded the public’s understanding of the issue by obfuscating the role smuggling plays in helping refugees gain asylum.
Rwanda has four official languages; Kinyarwanda, English, French and Swahili.
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Colonisation, genocide and changes in official languages have resulted in the hybridisation of languages. A mix of Kinyarwanda, French and English is dubbed kinyafranglais.
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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.
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Internal affairs of the bloc may dominate the summit which seeks to address a wide range of international issues.
Priti Patel and Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta agreed the migration partnership in April 2022.
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The court blocked the UK from deporting asylum-seekers to Rwanda until after cases in the UK are decided.
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Rwandan authors have long been sidelined in debates about Rwanda and other conflict-affected societies.
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.
A Commonwealth summit in Kigali enables Kagame to position himself at the centre of international diplomatic networks.
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Summit provides opportunity to showcase modernity of Kigali and government achievements.
A peacekeeper protects civilians who fled violent clashes between the army and the ex-rebels of the “M23” in eastern DRC in January 2022.
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Recent clashes put eastern Congo’s M23 into the headlines again, but many other security problems persist in the area as diplomats struggle to tackle the underlying causes.