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Rwanda

Population: 11.9 mn.
GDP: $8.37 bn.
Debt: $2.78 bn.

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Richard Sezibera

Secretary General, EAC

In December, East African Community Secretary General Richard Sezibera rejected Sudan’s bid to join the regional bloc. The application failed on geographic grounds – on South Sudan...


Prosperity and paranoia

Sinister rumours and grenade attacks coexist with the government’s proud economic record

Weapons at the ready, soldiers and police line the main roads out of Kigali in the afternoons. Few of President Paul Kagame’s critics speak out within Rwanda (AC Vol 52 No 3). Two ...


The political fallout

Opposition forces, some armed and some civilian, intensify their campaigns against the regime in Kigali

Yet another former government figure has set up a political movement in opposition to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Faustin Twagiramungu, who was Prime Minister in the first po...


Kagame’s troops return to Congo

Chaos in the Kivus has given Kigali a pretext to send its soldiers back across the border in pursuit of political and economic objectives

The Rwandan Defence Force is back in Congo-Kinshasa but trying to keep a low profile. Presidents Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame agreed on the move at a 6 September meeting during Ka...


Kigali wins another round of the blame game

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon held an emergency meeting with President Paul Kagame in Kigali on 8 September after the Rwandan government threatened to withdraw from UN peacekeeping missions. Kigali’s logic was unassailable. A draft UN report had suggested that Rwandan troops might have committed ‘crimes of genocide’ in eastern Congo-Kinshasa in 1997; if the UN endorsed those claims, Kigali said it would have no choice but to withdraw its 3,500  troops from the UN force in Darfur, Sudan.

The credibility of the United Nations is on trial again after the leaking of its draft 545-page report mapping human rights violations in Congo-Kinshasa in 1993-2003. It seems almo...


The UN’s credibility on the line

Relations with the United Nations in general have taken a heavy hit. Kigali accuses the UN of leaking the report to distract attention from the inadequacies of its force in Congo-K...


The polls close but violence continues

A grenade attack greets President Kagame’s reelection – and another army officer heads to gaol

Assassination attempts – failed and successful – have tarnished Paul Kagame’s second landslide election victory. Nobody was surprised when, on 9 August, Kagame was reelected to the...


The assassin’s hand

Violence and intrigue – at home and abroad – overshadow the impending elections

Someone is trying to kill the opponents of General Paul Kagame ahead of the presidential election on 9 August. A group of armed men bungled an attack against an exiled Rwandan diss...


World cup shooting

The would-be killers who bungled an attack on dissident Rwandan General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa seem to have thought that the World Cup would divert police attention from their op...


FPR dissidents break cover

Some former allies of President Kagame lead a campaign against him as grenades explode in Kigali and dissidents are accused of terrorism

The ruling party faces a challenge from within. On 19 February, as people were on their way home from work, three grenades exploded in Kigali, killing three people and injuring abo...


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