Ground Report quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s decision to run for a third presidential term in 2017 after receiving an overwhelming show of support from the Rwandan parliament:

Over 90% of Rwandans voted in favor of the constitutional changes, and Kagame (despite accusations of suppressing civil society) has overseen over two decades of peace and prosperity in a country once roiled by bloody ethnic tension. As the Atlantic Council’s J. Peter Pham points out, there is no clear alternative to Kagame, even if he were to step down. 

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