Rwanda and Paul Kagame’s lust for power

Rwanda and Paul Kagame’s lust for power The Observer "Kagame is correct in one respect: Rwanda does not need an eternal leader. Unfortunately, this is what it seems to have got. Kagame will win again in 2017, not because he is Africa’s answer to Abraham Lincoln but because he has ensured there is no viable alternative. There is no effective opposition to his regime. Political rivals have been shunted aside, jailed, exiled or have died in violent circumstances. As we report today, honest public debate, let alone criticism, is not tolerated. Human rights abuses are legion. Independent journalism is a fiction," writes The Observer recently. (Foto: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo/flickr)