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Rwanda

Rwanda

Population: 12.1 mn.
GDP: $8.00 bn
Debt: $1.69 bn.
Overview:

United Nations and Congolese troops could force the Forces démocratiques pour la libération du Rwanda to surrender. President Paul Kagame is laying the ground to change the constitution and run for a third term in 2017. The Kigali Peace Marathon will be held on 24 May and Hillywood Film Festival in July.

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An accidental arrest

Britain's arrest of Rwandan spy chief General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake on charges of crimes against humanity was either an unavoidable European treaty obligation, a massive bureaucr...


No room at the top

The ruling party is priming the public for a change in the law to allow President Paul Kagame a third term

The campaign is now in full swing to amend the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term. Pro-government media are running opinion pieces almost daily p...

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Lake murder mystery

Little progress has been made in the investigation into dozens of bodies found in Lake Rweru

Reports in August that dozens of bodies had been found floating in Lake Rweru on the Rwandan-Burundian border made international headlines and drew condemnation from foreign donors...


Kagame's purge

The arrest of senior government and army members considered pillars of the regime has caused surprise

The former head of the Republican Guard, Colonel Tom Byabagamba, was arrested on suspicion of 'crimes against state security' on 23 August on his return from the United Nations Mis...


Puzzle of FDLR intentions

The notorious militia is disarming but some say that’s a blind. A complex mix of motives, alliances and regional interests is at work

Central and Southern African leaders have demanded the disarmament of the Rwandan Hutu militia, the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda. At a summit in Luand...


Fighting flares in the Kivus

Both Kinshasa and Kigali have their own domestic or geopolitical reasons to keep the pot boiling over their common border

Congo-Kinshasa and Rwanda traded heavy arms fire in the second week of June in a reminder, after months of calm, of the countries' mutual suspicion and the volatility of their shar...


Kagame mourns – and warns

The 20th commemoration of the genocide of 1994 found the President uncompromising towards France and others he sees as enemies

President Paul Kagame's keynote speech at the Amahoro Stadium on 7 April urged everyone to face up to their responsibilities, since 'the people who planned and carried out the geno...


Militant remembrance

Formally entitled 'Kwibuka 20' (we remember), with the motto 'Remember, Unite, Renew', the concerns of the present were never far away from the commemoration of the past. That geno...


The last straw

Any escalation of the tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats after the 4 March attack on the Pretoria home of the exiled Rwandan General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa now looks improbable....


Murder in the Michelangelo

The killing of a political opponent to President Kagame in a Sandton hotel has riled Pretoria and could have wider consequences

The arrest in Mozambique of three Rwandans this week in connection with the murder in South Africa of Colonel Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda's opposition leader and former spy chief, wil...


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