Monthly Archives: August 2010

Rwanda’s Elections: beginning the habit of democracy






Rwandans will be voting for their President Kagame next week. The overall outcome is not really in much doubt. And it is easy to be disappointed in the lack of real political competition in Rwanda (though Rwanda’s electoral commission claims there is real competition). Indeed, those of us who were first introduced to Kagame through…

“France attacked an African camp and killed Muslims”






A little over a week ago, a French raid in Algeria to free an aid worker, Michael Germaneau, failed. He was already dead, and perhaps even dead before they got there. Global Voices had a nice roundup of some of the African sources on this raid, one of which cited the quote I used for…