April 27, 2014

How Rwanda's Paul Kagame Exploits U.S. Guilt

Howard French, Wall Street Journal

The Associated Press

Recently, U.S. diplomats have taken Mr. Kagame to task for supporting militias in Congo. But critics say that Washington must go much further to improve the course of post-genocide Rwanda. With Mr. Kagame approaching the end of his constitutional term limits in 2017, a big opportunity looms. "There has to be an uncompromising position on opening up political space in the country and ending the destabilization of the Congo," said Scott Straus, a University of Wisconsin political scientist. "I don't think it will be easy, but more of the same isn't going to work."

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TAGGED: Rwandan Patriotic Army, Hutu, Tutsi, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Of Congo, Africa, Paul Kagame, Rwanda

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