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Paul Kagame
Rwanda's real Paul Kagame:�a strongman, not a statesman

Why are the world's governmental, financial and media elites holding a long-term love affair with an authoritarian ruler who has been condemned time and again for human rights violations, including detaining and even "disappearing" his political opponents? That is the question posed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame's seemingly charmed life. While being lambasted by respected human rights advocates, he is lionized by global movers-and-shakers from Davos to the halls of Congress to the White House. In recent weeks, two respected watchdog organizations criticized Kagame's increasingly repressive regime. In its annual evaluation of civil liberties around the world,...