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…

Drones Lifting Accessible Healthcare in Africa to New Heights

  Did you know that Africans suffer the worst health in the world? This is the heart-wrenching advisement of the World Health Organization in its September 2016 Bulletin. Poverty and poor access jeopardize the safety and well-being of Africans. Despite support from the international community, progress in healthcare is painfully slow. However, drones are making a…