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, torture, and renditions or suspected assassinations of exiled dissidents.
Freedom in the World — Rwanda Country Report
Rwanda is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net— Rwanda Country Report
Rwanda is rated Not Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
News & Perspectives on Rwanda
Transnational Repression Threatens Freedom Worldwide
New Report: Transnational Repression Is a Growing Threat to Global Democracy
February 4, 2021
A Quarter-Century after Rwanda’s Genocide, Mass Atrocities Continue to Multiply
April 24, 2019
Rwanda: Authorities Bar Journalist from Travel to the UN Internet Governance Forum
December 19, 2017
‘Game Over’ for Democracy in Rwanda
June 2, 2015
East Africa’s Authoritarian Drift
February 2, 2015