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Even Critics of Rwanda’s Government Are Helping Paul Kagame Stay in Power

For every problem highlighted by local journalists, Rwanda’s strongman can present himself as the solution.

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There Are No Real ‘Safe Zones’ and There Never Have Been

Recent history shows that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s plan to create “interim zones of stability” in Syria won’t actually help save civilian lives.

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Rwanda’s Last Monarch, The ‘King of Africa,’ Dead at 80

In exile, he survived on food stamps in the United States but always dreamed of returning to the throne.

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Start-Ups For the State

Rwanda wants to create a culture of entrepreneurship. But can it really be done by decree?

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The False Idols of Rwanda’s Genocide

Is Paul Kagame’s government using museums to commemorate the past—or cement its grip on power?

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After Mysterious Ritual Killings, Two Zambians Burned Alive in Witch Hunt

Two Zambians were killed after a witch hunt for Rwandans accused of ritualistically killing civilians.

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Rwandan Who Called Tutsis ‘Cockroaches’ in 1992 Gets Life Sentence

A man accused of encouraging the genocide in Rwanda has been sentenced to life in prison.

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The G-Word Paradox

Why calling an atrocity a “genocide” is rarely a game-changer.

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