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…

“Mystery” Billionaire Who Owns $50M Penthouse Facing Foreclosure Revealed as Nigerian Businessman

For the past few weeks, much of the New York City media has been focused on the luxury high-rise apartment complex known as One57, which is set to be the scene for the biggest residential real-estate foreclosure in the city’s long and storied history. Speculation was rampant about who actually owned the 79th-floor penthouse condo,…

African Architect Creates Stunning Summer Pavilion for London’s Serpentine Gallery

London’s Kensington Gardens has hosted an architectural exhibition every year since 2000, but this year’s installation is a landmark occasion. It marks the first time that an African architect has designed a structure for the Serpentine Pavilion. Considered a centerpiece of London’s cultural summer season, being selected for the Serpentine Pavilion exhibition is a rare…