Two days after President Paul Kagame won a smooth Rwanda election, a grenade attack rocked the capital, Kigali. Such incidents demonstrate the need for Mr. Kagame's authoritarian style, say his supporters.
President Paul Kagame says he will accept defeat in today's Rwanda election, but with the strongest opposition candidates barred from running, he is expected to win in a landslide.
Human Rights Watch is now calling for an independent autopsy of Democratic Green Party vice chairman Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, who was found dead earlier this month amid a crackdown on dissent in the run-up to the Aug. 9 Rwanda election.
To help Rwanda protect its postgenocide democracy from renewed ethnic divisions, Washington must be more alert to ideology at work there.
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.
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.