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Paul Kagame has been re-elected as president of Rwanda – a position he has held since 2000.
SAIIA Policy Briefing 139, June 2015 
The 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide this year offers an apt opportunity to reflect on how far Africa has come in preventing a reoccurrence of such a tragedy.
A new book released by the South African Institute of International Affairs and published by Jacana Media examines the governance success stories of a number of African states. Entitled "African Solutions: Best Practices from the African Peer Review Mechanism", the book is the outcome of research into the policies, programmes and experiences identified as "best practices" from the first 12 countries that published Country Review Reports (CRRs) under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). These countries are Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. The APRM was conceived as a voluntary mechanism…
The South African Institute of International Affairs & National University of Rwanda cordially invites you to the conference “China in Africa: Debating Sino-Rwandan relations“.Vemue: Lemigo Hotel
In April 2011, in the midst of upheavals and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, Rwandans commemorate the seventeenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide - a period of 100 days during which over a million Rwandans were slaughtered. Although the country has made significant gains in reforming its socio-economic landscape and achieving increased gender parity, many observers argue that this has come at the expense of core political freedoms.
This workshop will consider the political economy of regional integration initiatives in Southern Africa, including what is driving the various processes (SACU, SADC and the Africa Free Trade Zone).  It will seek to deepen understanding of the factors that influence regional integration processes, such as the activities of the private sector, governance structures and the alignment with domestic priorities. Venue: Aluvi House, 2 Clyde Street, Murrayfield, Pretoria
Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Dual Book Launch: Land Issues

South African Institute of International Affairs invites you to the launch of two new books, "The Struggle over Land in Africa - Conflicts, Politics and Change" and "Land, Liberation and Compromise in Southern Africa". Date: Tuesday 20 April 2010 Time: 16:15 for 16:30 until 18:00 Venue: Jan Smuts House, East Campus, University of Witwatersrand, RSVP: Please reply to Ndumi Nqunqa Tel: (011) 339 2021 ext 117
As Rwanda celebrates its independence on Wednesday, it stands as one of those African countries which appears on the face of it to be working well, despite pursuing a homegrown style of democracy which has attracted international criticism for being authoritarian.
SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 37, June 2009
SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 34, June 2009 (English)
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) aims to promote 'good governance' in Africa, through systematic reviews of a state's governance practices and subsequent recommendations, made by the APRM's Panel of Eminent Persons in each report, on how to improve them. Deliberately styled as a 'peer review', it encourages representatives from different African countries (and ultimately an assembly of the participating Heads of State - the APR Forum), to interrogate each country's problems and to propose solutions.
SAIIA Occasional Paper, No 28, March 2009 (English)
While South Africans danced in the streets in 1994, Rwandans were hunting down and killing their neighbours. Ten years on, Luleka Mangquku finds the genocide still haunting the country.
Two weeks ago, Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi announced, out of the blue, that the drafting phase in the South Africa process for the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) would start this coming Wednesday and end in November.
On 12-13 September 2006, SAIIA hosted a major international conference on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. The conference – entitled APRM Lessons Learned: A Workshop for Civil Society, Practitioners and Researchers – assessed how the APRM has unfolded in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Mauritius and South Africa.
eAfrica, Volume 2, March 2004 On her first trip north ‘into Africa’, a young South African woman confronts the complexities of reconciliation in Rwanda — and in herself. 
eAfrica Volume 2, July 2004 IN THE 10 years that Rwanda's ruling party, the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF), has been in power, it has done much to portray itself as the party for all the country's people. It is an illusion that no one believes, but that everyone - Rwandans and observing foreigners alike - seems willing to accept.