The Elections and the Future

Twenty-Seventeen, the Next Seven Years, and Beyond

Photo by Village Urugwiro

Our president is running for a third term; on 18 December 2015, Rwandans voted, in a referendum to amend the Constitution, allowing him to stay at the helm of the country’s leadership. Last week, on Friday, 14 July, President Paul Kagame, and two other presidential hopefuls, Dr Frank Habineza of the Green Party and independent Phillipe Mpayimana, began campaigning in different parts of the country.

It’s all over the news, and many Rwandans are following closely.

The election season is a good time for us to reflect on our political history and its future. Particularly, in twenty-seventeen, it is only right to discuss issues affecting our daily lives and how the choices we make shape who, and where, we will be in the future. President Kagame’s leadership has taken Rwanda afar, and the journey continues. We are more than eager to listen and interact with Rwandans, especially the youth, throughout the course of the next decade or so; touching public policy, development, economic growth, education, and culture.

We have asked our contributors and team of writers to share their views on the current elections and the future of this nation’s leadership. In the next few weeks and months, we will happily share articles – under the Future section – to highlight opinion and forward-looking viewpoints.

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