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Two women who dared to oppose Rwandan President Paul Kagame | Global Voices

In 2015, Rwandan president Paul Kagame oversaw constitutional reforms allowing him to run for a third term in office, effectively ensuring his role as president until 2034. Under Kagame’s leadership, Rwanda has transformed itself from a haunted nation with a genocidal past to one of modernity and development.

However, Rwanda’s notable transformation has come with the high price of sustained repression of human rights and freedom of expression. A 2017 report by Human Rights Watch on Rwanda reveals an abysmal pattern of debilitating free speech and political pluralism along with extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detention, ill-treatment and torture of citizens.

Source: Two women who dared to oppose Rwandan President Paul Kagame · Global Voices

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