Who could follow one of Africa's most strategic leaders?

Last year I finished a piece of research on women in politics in Rwanda after almost three years spent researching how the tiny African country has managed to top the league tables on women's representation. I first embarked upon what became my MSc as a newspaper feature for the Sunday Business Post on gender quotas in [...]

2018-12-01T09:55:14+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rwanda… 20 years on

Today is UN Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. The country’s President Paul Kagame has just completed a European tour, including a visit to Aras an Uachtarain last week. While in Ireland, he donated €50,000 to help build a robot for Cork’s Joanne O’Riordan. When Kagame’s RPF ended the genocide by invading [...]

The Rwandan genocide

As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches, the country’s President Paul Kagame is on a tour of Europe commemorating what is known as Kwibuka 20.   Since 1994, Rwanda has been synonymous with genocide. In a planned action which began 20 years ago this month, approximately 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred [...]