Whose city? Kigali, population growth and prospects for Rwanda’s urban future

This blog marks the beginning of our series that explores the state of the nation in Rwanda, twenty years on from the genocide of...

Phil Clark on the prosecution of FDLR members in Germany

Last week, a German court found Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) guilty of war crimes. We...

Democracy and its (dis)contents

On 5 October 2015, a public discussion was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to debate the recent book by...

International Women’s Day 2018: What is there to celebrate?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman and the University of Birmingham's Jill Steans ask whether there is anything to celebrate on this International Women's Day, and why...

Journalists’ pay and conditions in Rwanda

In this blog, Sally Stapleton argues that we must give equal energy to opening space for media voices and improving the quality of the...

Overstating the state: Gacaca, government control and citizen agency in Rwanda

In this post, Phil Clark argues that we need to move beyond the idea that citizens in Rwanda only acquiesce to, or resist, state...

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace/Credit: Aubrey Graham

Book Club: How to Write about Post-Genocide Rwanda

How effective has the process of nation, state and peace-building been in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame? And what is the best way to...

The hypocrisy of the Western aid regime

As part of our popular Book Club series, Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens discuss the key lessons from their powerful publication Aid and Authoritarianism: Development...

Rudasingwa On Why People Become Apologists for Kagame’s Regime in Rwanda

My name is Theogene Rudasingwa, and I appreciate Sir Edward Clay’s review of Michela Wrong’s book “Do not Disturb. I am one of...