Africa Opens Up Borders to Free Trade

April 11, 2018

The creation of a continental free trade area across the African continent poses unique conflict of interest challenges for the signatories. In March, African leaders descended upon Kigali, Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills’ capital, to ink an agreement that is meant to smoothen the rough...

The Way Forward for US Engagement with Rwanda

October 30, 2017

The donor community needs to throw its weight behind supporting political reform and utilize its leverage to put pressure on Rwanda to protect citizens’ rights. The controversial reelection of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on August 4 that secured him a third term in power has reignited...

How America Did Nothing to Stop a Genocide

September 19, 2017

America's reluctance to prevent the Rwandan genocide was a policy failure on numerous fronts. In April 1994, ethnic Hutus began the systematic killing of their fellow countrymen, the Tutsis, in the sub-Saharan African country of Rwanda. Over the next few months, approximately 11% of the...