Presidential elections in Rwanda took place in a context of very limited free speech or open political space. Kagame’s landslide win came as no surprise in a context in which Rwandans who have dared raise their voices or challenge the status quo have been arrested, forcibly disappeared, or killed.
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Despite a rare peaceful transition of power and relatively peaceful elections in the Central African Republic, the country remained insecure, unstable, and beset by serious human rights violations.
Political violence and government repression intensified in DR Congo in 2016 as President Joseph Kabila clung to power beyond his constitutionally mandated two-term limit, despite widespread opposition.
Otsieno NamwayaAfrica researcher
Terror in Barcelona; Historic legal settlement in CIA torture case; Assad regime's continued use of chemical weapons; Saudi-led coalition kills kids in Yemen; Azerbaijan regime's media crackdown; opposition leader Iran ends hunger strike; and Rwanda's Kagame inaugurated after near-farcical elections.
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