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Why Kagame won 99%

Why Kagame won 99%  | How Rwandans reacted to the west’s war against the symbol of their nation’s success Kigali, Rwanda | ANALYSIS | ANDREW M. MWENDA  |  Last week, Paul Kagame won presidential elections in Rwanda by 98.6%. Historically, such margins have only been won in countries like Saddam …

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How do you govern a poor country?

COMMENT: By Moses Khisa A response to Mwenda’s article that blames bad governance in Africa on small national budgets  The Independent’s Strategy and Editorial Director, Andrew Mwenda, is pushing back against the scrutiny placed on African leaders and the blame put at their doorsteps for the continent’s disheartening state of …

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Lessons from NRM primaries

Why the chaos and violence in the ruling party are a signal of its strength and weakness of the opposition The just concluded parliamentary and district primaries of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) were characterised by unprecedented violence, vote rigging and organisational chaos. For many analysts, this is evidence of …

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