Tag Archives: Paul Kagame

Rwanda-Israel cordial relations reflect new post-Cold War realities

On reflection, it is fair to say that Rwanda and Israel are enjoying their best relations ever. This is if you look at the frequent encounters between the two nation’s leaders, the stately manner

Kagame’s critique of his govt shows media, civil society missing in action

If I were asked to name the best critical voice against President Paul Kagame’s government within the country whether individual or institutional, I would say: President Kagame himself. For it’s when he speaks, often

Kagame African Union reform team seeks to realign key bloc’s institutions

Nairobi (Kenya) – A team of experts led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame have come up with proposals to end duplication of roles by various Africa Union organs; and to cede some roles to …

Why Nkurunziza, Kagame won’t kiss and make up

So, is Burundi still a member of the East African Community? And when will President Pierre Nkurunziza stop “hiding” and show up an EAC summit? Even President Salva Kiir, who presides over the wreckage that

Rwanda Twenty Years On: The Dangers of Demography

April 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, three months of violence which saw the massacre of over 800,000 members of the Tutsi ethnic group at the hands of their Hutu compatriots. Thousands …

Interview with Paul Kagame

As a tiny, resource-poor country wedged into Africa’s troubled Great Lakes region, Rwanda might not seem to have been dealt a winning hand. But over the last decade, it has proved a minor development miracle. …

Creating a Private Sector Development Model for the World to Follow

Last week was the first time, in my memory, that a U.S. president came to Africa with investment at the top of his agenda and prioritised meeting with the continent’s business leaders, who are the …

Rwanda: Kikwete In Trouble Over FDLR

Just over a fortnight ago, Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania, kicked off a firestorm of controversy with what many in Rwanda and outside of it saw as a terrible faux pas. It started with what …

Kagame chooses team to plan ‘transition formula’ ahead of 2017

President Paul Kagame has launched a process that could finally end the debate on a third term for him, by tasking three senior members of his Rwandan Patriotic Front to come up with a “transition …