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Africa Politics

What does the Duclert Report Mean for French-Rwandan Relations?

Contention over the extent of France’s involvement in the Rwandan genocide (1994) has been straining relations between Paris and Kigali for over 25 years. In order to address this and attempt to regain some credibility both in Rwanda and across Africa French president Emmanuel Macron ordered an investigation to be carried out by a commission of French historians, led by Vincent Duclert (hereafter referred to as the Duclert Report), in 2019. The report concluded that France did not take an active role in carrying out the genocide, but does bear “heavy and overwhelming responsibilities” due to its “failure” of policy in supporting the Hutu-led government. The conclusions represent a step in the right direction for French-Rwandan relations, but likely do not go far enough on their own.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi-Rwanda tensions may lead to ethnic conflict

Despite having much in common, Burundi and Rwanda have not had the best of relationships. The political crisis in Burundi over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term has further strained relationship between the

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Rwanda now ripe for investment

Guest analyst Luca Winer profiles Rwanda’s current investment opportunities and looks at the ongoing challenges that could derail its economic growth prospects. Rwanda is landlocked, has few natural resources and