Rwanda’s high court has acquitted opposition leader Diane Rwigara of charges that included forgery and inciting insurrection.
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U.S. congressional lawmakers are pressing Rwanda’s government against incarcerating Diane Rwigara,after convicted for insurrection and forgery.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has pardoned jailed opposition leader Victoire Ingabire. A cabinet statement issued Friday evening announced the pardon.
Democratic rights are increasingly not respected in Kenya, states a new report on the global status of freedom.
The widening age gap between African leaders and their populations is a cause for concern. For instance, in 2016, the average median age of the African population was 20, while the average age for Heads of State was 66.
A National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. For a long time, this is what the people of Zimbabwe have been clamoring for in the hope that a convergence would provide the much-needed fillip for forgiveness and healing.
Problems with election of new members of the regional parliament of East African Legislative Assembly
Rwanda’s election officials plan to “edit” candidates’ online posts before they are published
The only conviction a Rwandan politician has is that his or her ethnic group should be in power
Zimbabwe has joined 30 countries worldwide that have used a special electoral quota system to increase women’s political participation to at least 30 percent of the Members of Parliament.