Politics

Rwanda opted for a hybrid political system, and it is paying off

At the beginning of September 2018, Rwandans went to the polls to vote for Members of Parliament. The MPs, who took oath of office last week, have now officially begun their mandate. The entire election process of the legislators presented more proof of the milestones Rwanda has achieved in...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:36pm

Closing the political gender gap

WASHINGTON, DC – A record number of American women are running for elected office in 2018, many of them motivated by outrage over US President Donald Trump’s policies and attitudes. But running is not winning, and outrage alone cannot produce the kind of steady progress needed to...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:20pm

Kagame roots for inclusive, non-sectarian politics

President Paul Kagame has called for promotion of inclusive, non-sectarian politics in post-conflict situations and the world at large. Kagame was speaking yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S, at an event dubbed, the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, held in honour of the...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:03am

Philippe Mpayimana condemns sectarian politics, calls for unity

Former presidential and parliamentary candidate, Philippe Mpayimana, has rebuked a section of Rwandans in the Diaspora who continue to promote ethnic-based politics. He said that this is the kind of western-inspired politicking that continues to derail the journey of Africa’s transformation...

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:35am

Good politics, bad economics

LONDON – Bad economics breeds bad politics. The global financial crisis, and the botched recovery thereafter, put wind in the sails of political extremism. Between 2007 and 2016, support for extremist parties in Europe doubled. France’s National Rally (formerly the...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:09pm

Facebook to drop on-site support for political campaigns

Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. The company and other major online ad sellers including Alphabet Inc’s Google and...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:22pm

I do not represent strangers, I represent Rwandans

‘We may not all get jobs in Rwanda, but should a person not get a job, they should be confident that it is not because they come from a particular family, region or tribe.” This was the message from Antoine Mugesera at a recent launch of his new book titled, Rwanda 1959-1962, la...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:21pm

Ethiopia's senior political leader resigns: local media

ADDIS ABABA – Chairman of one of the four parties forming Ethiopia's ruling political coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), Shiferaw Shigute resigned from his role on Monday. Shigute was chairman of the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:06pm