U.S. Deeply Concerned About Rising Tensions in Burundi

Press Statement The United States is deeply concerned by the rising tensions in Burundi in advance of general elections beginning in May that, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, have led over 8,000 Burundians to flee to neighboring countries to escape intimidation and violence, including by the youth militias of the ruling party. The United… Read More

Will Rwandans allow Kagame to Circumvent Democracy….again

ON RWANDA’S PRESIDENTIAL TERMS LIMIT IN THE 2003 RWANDAN CONSTITUTION AS AMENDED: There is no legal instrument or methods to circumvent the terms limit save for a coup which would suspend or abrogate the Rwandan Constitution in its entirety. A systematic move to drop presidential terms limit, to allow the incumbent to run for the same office after his two… Read More

“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people”

By Jennifer Fierberg In a recent four day trip to Washington DC, meetings and interviews filled my schedule during the US African Leader Summit. Fifty heads of state from Africa descended upon DC to discuss topics of growth, infrastructure, food security, trade and various other political topics. President Obama made it clear that there would be no private meetings between… Read More


Mr. Douglas E. Coe The Fellowship 1271 Washington Avenue San Leandro,CA 94577 USA 28th December, 2013 Dear Mr. Coe, Re: Ending the Crisis in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region through Dialogue On behalf of the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) I am writing to inform you that the current situation in Rwanda is one of those that ought to be… Read More

End of year message: 2013 was a year of great accomplishments.

Posted 30 December, 2013    As we come to the end of 2013, we would like to take this moment to thank all our party members, supporters, media fraternity, human rights advocates, diplomatic missions, Government of Rwanda, friends of Rwanda and the international Greens family, for the support rendered in the great accomplishments the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda achieved… Read More

Exploring why African States and African leaders struggle to be Democratic

It has become one of the major political science paradoxes of Africa that a majority of nation states and/or their leaders in sub-Saharan Africa purport to be democratic or to espouse the principles and tenets of democracy yet struggle to live up to the standards of democratization. The question that crops to mind with regards to this irony might be... Read More

President John Atta Mills of Ghana has died at age 68

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, who was most recently treated in the U.S. for an unspecified condition, has reportedly passed away. His replacement will be sworn in Tonight., Questions about the President’s health had been swirling for almost a year. Regarding his frequent visits to U.S. hospitals – 3 this year alone – President Mills replied: ‘’I am going for… Read More

Rwanda urged to end clampdown on dissent as Charles Ntakirutinka released

The release today of a former government minister following a decade in prison has prompted Amnesty International to call for an end to the ongoing persecution of political opponents and journalists in Rwanda. “Charles Ntakirutinka spent 10 years of his life in prison because he formed a political party,” said Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International’s Africa Director. “Ten years… Read More