Before the genocide, France was Rwanda's main Western backer.
Africa’s Great Lakes region is wracked by recurrent conflicts. André Guichaoua explains why.
The rate of uptake of technology on the continent has been dizzying, but the pitfalls could be deeper if not anticipated.
“Some even thought it was an impossible endeavour”. The KivuWatt methane project is the only gas-water extraction project operating in the world
First Uganda opted for Tanzania pipeline, now Rwanda abandons Kenya SGR rail route, picks Dar es Salaam
In March Tanzania and Uganda agreed to build a $4 billion pipeline to transport crude oil from Kabale in Uganda to Tanga Port in Tanzania
Some forum session are closed door for no discernible reason—why shutter a discussion about improving Africa’s trade competitiveness?
The Swiss parallel of Rwanda’s economic success story, doesn’t extend to its reputation for upholding democracy
Rwandan mayors to go on trial in France over 1994 genocide, Kigali-Paris strained relations come into focus
Two years ago, on the 20th anniversary of the mass killings, Rwanda's Kagame accused French soldiers of complicity and taking part in the genocide
Burundi ruling party accuses Rwanda of 'exporting' genocide, also criticises foreign journalists and Catholic church
Ruling party leader also claimed that some European governments supply arms and funds to Rwandan leader
Relations between Burundi and Rwanda are at a low ebb, with Bujumbura and the UN accusing Kigali of supporting Burundian rebels.
Interview with an African genius: why the next Einstein will come from Africa, the surprising countries leading the way and what's holding us back
"The entry of new cultures in science always renews it" - Neil Turok
As Senegal hosts key meeting, Africa’s brain drain numbers show Rwanda, Zambia, Ethiopia holding on to their best talents
Talent matters if a country is to shine economically. But some African countries just do it better than others.
'More African engineers work in the US than in Africa': Landmark science forum aims to halt painful brain drain
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) hopes to reverse a situation in which Africa's brightest talent feels compelled to move abroad.
Their biographies, to the lay-man, look like something akin to the work of a superhero, and they could just save the continent.
Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir craft new alliance: what are these African 'developmental states' up to?
It's strategic partnership tells us about the ambitions of the two airlines, but also how continental political alliances are forming.
Hardly a single African country has both marvellously survived a long-term leader’s rule and gone on to prosper without missing a step
Africa heavyweights in Burundi crisis pow wow: lessons from the 2000 Arusha peace talks led by Mandela
The difference with the first Burundi talks is that it seemed then that half the world had its hands on deck. Today, most players are distracted
Burundi calls for talks with Rwanda over alleged rebel training; Kigali unlikely to take it seriously
Burundi’s first vice president said on national television Sudan has suggested it could play a mediation role
On a continent where leaders go to extremes to cling to office, it's unusual to have one who tries to leave early - then being told by court he can't