From Russia, With Love: Trump Jr Shock Email Scandal

The ongoing investigation into the alleged meddling by Russian operatives to destabilize the American democratic process has been rocked by a bombshell revelation by Donald Trump Jr., the firstborn son of the most controversial President the United States has ever seen. Even the Watergate-Nixon and Iran-Contra-Reagan political scandals cannot approximate the sordid levels being witnessed…

The Struggles of Diane Rwigara: Rwanda’s Female Presidential Candidate

Earlier this year a young, single, attractive, and progressive businesswoman shocked the political status quo of the Rwandan Republic by throwing her hat in the ring of the presidential election. Rwanda is no stranger to women participating in politics; in fact, this democratic nation has the highest level of legislative female representation in the world,…

Rwanda’s Electoral Commission Recalls Decision to Screen Candidates’ Social Media Messages

On May 29th, the Rwandan National Electoral Commission (NEC) made the¬†unsettling announcement that it would oversee social media use by candidates in the upcoming election. This was widely perceived as a means of handicapping the opposition candidates. President Paul Kagame has handily won two prior elections, and analysts are giving him very high odds of…