The Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), led by President Paul Kagame, has ruled the country since 1994, when it ousted forces responsible for that year’s genocide and ended a civil war. While the regime has maintained stability and economic growth, it has also suppressed political dissent though pervasive surveillance, intimidation, and suspected assassinations.
Freedom in the World — Rwanda Country Report
Rwanda is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
- 2019 Rwanda Country Report
- 2020 Country Report — Coming Soon!
Freedom on the Net— Rwanda Country Report
Rwanda is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
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