New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof has come under fire by Africa bloggers for consistently placing Western protagonists in his stories of humanitarian crises. He should go the extra mile to understand the politics, writes guest blogger Jason Stearns.
To help Rwanda protect its postgenocide democracy from renewed ethnic divisions, Washington must be more alert to ideology at work there.
Former Rwandan army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa - a top critic of Rwanda's authoritarian leader, Paul Kagame - was shot Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa, in an apparent assassination attempt.
American lawyer Peter Erlinder was released by a court in Rwanda. But he still faces charges that he denied the 1994 killing of 800,000 people is genocide.
Peter Erlinder was arrested last month as he was preparing a case for charges of Rwanda genocide-denial against opposition presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire. The court will decide Thursday afternoon.
Grenade attacks Sunday injured seven people in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. "Not that it's not serious – but this is Bujumbura, where gunfire lulled people to sleep for the better part of 15 years," says blogger Jina Moore.
In the past couple of years, the US has become increasingly willing to call out President Paul Kagame for his authoritarian tendencies, albeit in mostly muted ways.
Human Rights Watch researcher Carina Tertsakian was denied a work visa in what critics charge is part of a new Rwanda crackdown by strongman President Paul Kagame.
After being charged Wednesday with denying the 1994 genocide, Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was released on bail Thursday. The move is the latest sign of rising tensions ahead of August presidential elections
A set of Rwanda grenade blasts Thursday night, along with the exile of a Rwandan ambassador accused of a previous grenade attack last month, underscore political unrest and add a glint of danger to the September elections.