Rwanda


Sahle-Work Zewde Sworn In As Ethiopia’s First Female President

On Thursday, October 25, the Ethiopian parliament unanimously elected Sahle-Work Zewde to become the first female president of the country and she was subsequently sworn in. While the position is largely ceremonial, having a woman as head of state signifies the progressive path Ethiopia is taking and provides young women […]


Push For Gender Parity In Ethiopia’s New Cabinet

On Tuesday October 16th, Abiy Ahmed, the reformist Prime Minister who rose to the post following the unexpected resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, announced a new cabinet comprised of fifty percent women, according to the Washington Post. The announcement came at a meeting of the House of People’s Representatives- the Ethiopian […]


Rwanda Fights The Importation Of Used Clothes, And The U.S. Fights Back

Al Jazeera reports that earlier this year Rwanda was partially suspended from the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). Essentially AGOA allows eligible African nations to export selected goods to the U.S. tax-free. The organization exists as an acknowledgement of the systemic inequalities that contribute to the global wealth disparities. In light […]


African Political Trends: The Rise In ‘Constitutional Coups’

Comoros president Azali Assoumani is the latest African president to use a constitutional reform to cling to power with an iron fist. The Comoros National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced on 31 July that an overwhelming majority of the country (92.74%) voted for government-backed constitutional reforms that will allow the president […]


Remember The Holocaust – Memory Is What Shapes Us

During the Second World War, six to twenty million Jews died because of anti-Semitism. In Rwanda, there were 800,000 to two million people, mainly Tutsis, slaughtered within 100 days, where 500,000 women were raped. According to medical reports, two-thirds of women tested positive for HIV after the genocide. Meanwhile, in […]


Rwanda: Former Presidential Hopeful Diane Rwigara Goes On Trial

Diane Rwigara, a former Rwandan Presidential hopeful, has gone on trial for “inciting insurrection or trouble among the population.” Ms. Rwigara was arrested last year along with her mother. Four more people (who are currently outside the country) are also wanted for allegedly assisting her. The trial is the latest […]


Four Mass Graves Discovered With Victims Of The Rwandan Genocide In Kigali

On Sunday April 22nd, Rwandans woke up to the news that four mass graves were discovered containing thousands of victims of the Rwandan genocide. This discovery of these graves forces the country’s 11.92 million citizens to once again address one of the most horrific events on African soil. The Rwandan […]


The Commonwealth Of Nations: Gentleman’s Club Or People-Centered Club?

The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has finally closed its doors in the English city of London. It was declared open by Queen Elizabeth II, who called on the CHOGM members to religiously appoint her apparent heir, Charles, Prince of Wales, to succeed her in the largely ceremonial […]