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Rwanda

Population: 13.46m
GDP: $9.14 bn.
Debt: $3.34 bn.

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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...


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...


A welcome for Monsieur Z

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has asked Belgian Foreign Minister Steven Vanackere if he will issue a visa for Protais Zigiranyirazo, known as ‘Monsieur Z’ (AC Vol ...


Problems on the home front

Despite President Kagame's rapprochement with both France and Congo-Kinshasa, he faces dissent among some of the former faithful

The new year started well for President Paul Kagame's international standing. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is encouraging a rapprochement. An independent inquiry (see P...


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