Human Rights

'Mock executions, beating among Rwanda torture methods'

Al Jazeera speaks to researcher urging a probe of torture claims by detainees accused of crimes against state security.

Rwanda illegally detaining, torturing civilians: HRW


Is Rwanda becoming a dictatorship?

We debate the prospect of Rwandan President Paul Kagame remaining in power through 2034.


Rwanda's economy: Miracle or mirage?

We debate whether the Rwandan economy is as strong as growth figures suggest.


Kagame critic Diane Rwigara arrested in Rwanda

Member of political opposition, who tried to run in presidential poll, is accused of offences against state security.

Rwandan police arrest Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara


Rwanda police charge government critic with tax evasion

Leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame faces accusations of forgery and tax evasion, police say.

Rwandan police arrest Diane Rwigara, family members


Rwanda election: President Kagame declares victory

Rwandan leader Paul Kagame has declared victory in the presidential election.

Inside Story

Did a climate of fear keep Paul Kagame in power?

Rwandan president gets a third term with 99 percent of the vote, extending his 17-year rule.


Rwandan election witnesses high voter turnout

About 90 percent of eligible voters in the east African country turned out to vote in the presidential election. Incumbent Paul Kagame is expected to win a 3rd seven-year term. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Kigali, Rwanda


Rwanda's Kagame wins presidential poll by a landslide

Incumbent leader extends 17 years in power after crushing opponent amid allegations of political repression.


Kagame poised for another term as Rwanda polls close

President believed to enjoy widespread popularity but faces allegations of political repression as he seeks third term.


Rwanda polls expected to extend President Kagame's rule

President Paul Kagame is running for third term and enjoys widespread popularity but critics say opposition is silenced.


Rwanda prepares for general and presidential polls

President Paul Kagame enjoys support before vote that some observers believe is a foregone conclusion.


Rwanda opposition complains of oppression before vote

An outlawed opposition party in Rwanda is using the lead-up to Friday's Presidential election to highlight what it says is the brutal oppression of political freedom.


Rwanda votes: Economic claims under scrutiny

For many years under President Paul Kagame, Rwanda has been hailed as a development and economic success. But as Rwandans head to the polls on Friday, a growing number of critics have begun to question the government’s data.