Population: 12.10 mn.
GDP: 7.7bn
Debt: 1.1 bn.

President Paul Kagame, who is due to step down in 2017, must deal with claims by United Nations' investigators that Rwanda supports the Mouvement du 23 Mars rebels in Congo-Kinshasa and also the widespread suspicion that his government is behind the wave of recent assassinations of opponents of his regime. 


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  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Kagame's purge

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

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

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

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

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

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Kagame mourns – and warns

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

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

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 genocide should happen 'never again' was a challenge to guests from countries w...

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

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. Following the New Year’s Eve assassination of fellow exile Patrick K...

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

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

  • Vol 54 No 18
  •  6th September 2013

Kivu on the brink

The M23 rebels have suffered heavy losses, so Kigali may have to choose between abandoning them or risking deeper involvement

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

M23 takes a hit

The army turns the tables on the rebels and Rwanda may find it problematic to continue its support for M23

  • Vol 54 No 12
  •  7th June 2013

Kagame flames Kikwete

May’s African Union summit in Addis Ababa saw Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete ask if the Kigali-supported Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) rebels should negotiate with Kinshasa, why shouldn’t his Rwandan and Ugandan counterparts negotiate with the rebels the...

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