How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election
The State Department endorsed Felix Tshisekedi’s unlikely presidency, taking some U.S. officials by surprise.
Changing Global Gender Norms Is Possible
What India can show the United States about how to disrupt rape culture.
Will Congo Go to the Polls—Or Go to War?
The government claims the country is having an election. Fighters in the East are preparing for battle.
Books in Brief: The Latest Reads on the Financial Crisis, the Rwandan Genocide, and What It Means to Be a Nation
Also: Works on India’s rise, the history of U.S. trade politics, and social media’s role in modern conflicts.
A Light Unto Some Nations
How Israel's policy toward African asylum-seekers transformed it from a land of refuge into a land of deportation.
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.
The Elephant in the Comedy Club
A troupe of popular young comics avoids mixing humor and politics in Rwanda.
Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees
They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.
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.
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.
Start-Ups For the State
Rwanda wants to create a culture of entrepreneurship. But can it really be done by decree?
The False Idols of Rwanda’s Genocide
Is Paul Kagame’s government using museums to commemorate the past—or cement its grip on power?
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.
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.
Rwanda’s Way of Solving Its Refugee Problem? Kick Its Refugees Out.
For months Burundi has accused Rwanda of arming Burundian refugees. Now Rwanda is kicking the refugees out.
Ahead of U.S. Meetings, Top Burundian Official Denies Mass Rape
In a wide-ranging interview with Foreign Policy, a senior advisor to Burundi's president denied human rights abuses are taking place in his country.
‘I Think I May Die Tonight’
The story of an ambitious Rwandan journalist who challenged Paul Kagame’s leadership.
More Than 21 Years Later, Washington Faces Another Problem From Hell
The U.S. and its allies failed to stop Rwanda from descending into genocide. With Burundi teetering on the brink, they are facing a new and very dangerous test.
Africa’s Softer, Gentler Coups d’Etat
Across the continent, military takeovers are out and nasty legal maneuvering is in.