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  1. August 17, 2014

    Unlimited presidential terms threaten return to Africa’s dark days

    In 1947, Congress passed the 22nd amendment limiting the number of elected terms a US president can serve to two. The...

  2. April 7, 2014

    France and Rwanda at loggerheads on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Painstaking efforts to heal the deep divisions between France and Rwanda over French actions during the Rwandan genocide...

  1. April 6, 2014

    Diamond to take control of Rwanda bank

    Bob Diamond has deepened his bet on Africa’s banking sector, announcing on Sunday a deal to buy a controlling stake in a...

  2. April 6, 2014

    Rwanda’s recovery must be secured

    No African president divides opinion quite as sharply as Paul Kagame, nor inspires such contrasting caricatures. He is...

  3. April 6, 2014

    Rwandan genocide: Lingering legacy

    One of Paul’s first memories is being shot at. “My daddy put me over his shoulders. As we were running a soldier took aim at...

  4. April 3, 2014

    We betrayed Rwanda in its hour of desperation – never again

    Twenty years on, the debate about the Rwandan genocide in which up to a million people lost their lives still reverberates....

  5. beyondbrics

    January 25, 2014

    Davos 2014: what EM private equity investors are thinking

    On Friday evening in Davos, Paul Kagame, Nouriel Roubini and Carlos Ghosn discussed the next steps for emerging markets. Do...

  6. January 2, 2014

    Rwandan exile murdered in South African hotel, say police

    A former Rwandan intelligence chief turned dissident, living in exile, was apparently murdered in a hotel room in...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 6, 2013

    Further reading: old rules

    Friday’s filet from beyondbrics: who’s enforcing the rules? No-one, it seems. Rajan’s decent start; and China’s stimulus has...

  8. April 25, 2013

    Bond debut inspires Rwandalust

    Rwanda made an assured debut on international bond markets on Thursday, attracting orders equal to almost half the African...

  9. April 24, 2013

    Rwanda issues first 10-year bond to international investors

    Rwanda has issued its first international bond, highlighting its recovery after the 1994 genocide and how voracious investor...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 22, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: an EM buy

    Looking for a good read or a good present? Something that delves into our fast-changing world, including the emerging...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 8, 2013

    Rwanda plans debut eurobond to plug aid gap

    Since getting much of its overseas aid cut off last year, the Rwandan government has faced problems plugging a gap in its...

  12. November 21, 2012

    Kinshasa seeks allies against rebel troops

    Congo’s government in Kinshasa is attempting to assemble a regional alliance to retake parts of the east of the country from...

  13. October 30, 2012

    Rwandan politician jailed for eight years

    Rwanda’s high court on Tuesday sentenced a leading opposition politician to eight years in prison, in a case linked to the...

  14. September 26, 2012

    Rwanda’s proxy forces muddy Congo conflict

    Sitting beneath a flimsy straw canopy, as thunder cracks around the surrounding mountains, a rebel commander reaches for a...

  15. September 6, 2012

    Rwanda seeks to reduce reliance on aid

    The Rwandan government has launched a development fund aimed at weaning the country off aid and offsetting donor funding...

  16. September 2, 2012

    Thousands mourn Zenawil

    Thousands of mourners gathered near a public square in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Prime...

  17. July 26, 2012

    Dutch suspend Rwanda budget support

    Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, is under growing pressure from international donors to end alleged support for a fresh...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 26, 2012

    Further reading: Russian struggles

    Thursday’s picks from the BB team: new developments in the struggle for control of TNK-BP; dry weather in Russia is putting...

  19. July 25, 2012

    US warns Rwanda over alleged war crimes

    A senior US official has said Rwanda President Paul Kagame could face war crimes charges for his country’s role in...

  20. July 17, 2012

    Actis exits Rwanda with bank stake sale

    Actis, the UK emerging markets private equity group, has exited a bank investment in Rwanda, making a 30 per cent annual...

  21. June 21, 2012

    Rwandan leader accused over genocide trigger

    Rwanda’s former army chief told a court in South Africa on Thursday that President Paul Kagame ordered the killing of a...

  22. May 29, 2012

    Congo probes claim of Rwandan role in violence

    Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating reports that neighbouring Rwanda has helped reignite...

  23. February 5, 2012

    The how-to guide to toppling tyrants

    Defeating Dictators: Fighting tyranny in Africa and around the world, by George B. N. Ayittey, Palgrave Macmillan, RRP$28...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 26, 2012

    African twitter: mind the donkeys

    Dangerous donkeys, Rwanda’s president and Somali extremist Islamists might not at first seem to have much in common. But...

  25. January 12, 2012

    Rwanda says probe exonerates Kagame

    Rwanda has seized on a French probe into the cause of the plane crash that killed a former president and triggered the...

  26. December 30, 2011

    What they said over Lunch with the FT

     Life “I have a very few possessions a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a...

  27. November 29, 2011

    Richard Sezibera: Not by halves, says EAC boss

    Richard Sezibera has five years to tackle what he sees as the two greatest challenges to regional integration: fear and...

  28. May 21, 2011

    Wars fought in very different times

    From Sir Edward Clay. Sir, William Wallis’s interview of Paul Kagame (Lunch with the FT, Life & Arts, May 14) provoked some...

  29. May 13, 2011

    Lunch with the FT: Paul Kagame

    Paul Kagame, 53, has been president of Rwanda for the past decade and vice-president – and de facto leader – for seven years...

  30. April 29, 2011

    Cocktails amid the cloud forests

    Rwandan tribesmen perform a traditional greeting “You can take the door off if you like, you’ll get better photographs.”...

  31. January 31, 2011

    Positive thinking

    Well equipped: Kacou found that an MBA complemented the experience he had already gained as a business Eric Kacou has made...

  32. October 3, 2010

    Justice in Congo

    It has long been convenient for Rwanda’s champions in the west to edit out uglier chapters in the country’s evolution since...

  33. October 1, 2010

    UN says Congo killings could be ‘genocide’

    A UN report into mass killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the decade before 2003 has said the actions of Rwandan...

  34. September 5, 2010

    UN faces dilemma in report on Congo killings

    On his long journey from exile to the Rwandan presidency, Paul Kagame has rarely shied away from a fight. So he can be...

  35. August 19, 2010

    Rwanda's democracy is still the model for Africa

    A listener sent me a text message during a radio show after Rwanda’s recent elections. It read: “I didn’t vote for Kagame,...

  36. August 17, 2010

    Cut Kagame some slack, FT

    From Mr Chris Cook. Sir, I was interested to read your editorial “Reform in Rwanda” (August 13).My understanding is that...

  37. August 13, 2010

    Man in the News: Paul Kagame

    Jigging merrily with his family at Monday’s election victory rally in the capital Kigali, Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president,...

  38. August 12, 2010

    Reform in Rwanda

    There are two reasons why Paul Kagame was re-elected as president of Rwanda with a 93 per cent share of the vote on August...

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