Paul Kagame

 
Rwanda’s gingerbread house
Rwanda’s gingerbread house
Early last Thursday morning, a group of South Africans landed at Kigali airport in Rwanda. The land of a thousand hills and mountains covered in...
Mozambique rivals sign peace deal
Mozambique rivals sign peace deal
Mozambique’s government and the former rebel organisation, Renamo, finally signed a peace pact on Tuesday.
Avoid a Modi authoritarian solution for South Africa
Avoid a Modi authoritarian solution for South Africa
In 1975, Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi found herself confronting popular ferment and declared a state of emergency. In his compelling new...
Feud between Kagame, Museveni takes toll
Feud between Kagame, Museveni takes toll
The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers...
New look, old ways? Benin's leader and the authoritarian past
New look, old ways? Benin's leader and the authoritarian past
President Patrice Talon of Benin, a multi-millionaire businessman who dresses in sunglasses and sharp suits, presents himself as part of a new...
The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer
The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer
This year’s annual pilgrimage to the African Union Summit recently held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February under the theme ‘The year of...
Guinea’s president eyes controversial third term
Guinea’s president eyes controversial third term
The billboard outside Guinea’s National Assembly building reads: “I am young. Yes to a referendum. Yes to a new Constitution. We support you...
It’s time for a reckoning for Kagame and his Western cheerleaders
It’s time for a reckoning for Kagame and his Western cheerleaders
As we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we cannot keep excusing the crimes of Rwanda’s current government - and the...
Presidents for life spell danger
Presidents for life spell danger
Algeria and Sudan are engulfed by protests against leaders who have overstayed their welcome. Their stories need to be told, but we must also...
Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life
Algeria, Sudan and the danger of presidents-for-life
Algeria and Sudan are engulfed by protests against leaders who have overstayed their welcome. Their stories are vital and need to be told, but we...
Kagame’s AU reforms will struggle to survive without him
Kagame’s AU reforms will struggle to survive without him
2018 was a frenetic year for Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who doubled as chair of the African Union. He was the driving force behind the reforms...
In Tito’s Rwanda: Beneath the surface
In Tito’s Rwanda: Beneath the surface
I spent last week in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s favourite African city. It wasn’t my first time but I have never spent more than 72 hours...

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