Rwanda is holding a referendum that could allow President Paul Kagame to rule until 2034. This prosperous nation is one example of the challenge many African democracies are facing: once elected, rulers often cling to power at all costs.
African heads of state will be gathering at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 22, 2018. Two difficult issues on the agenda: Reform and finance. Analysts are expecting contentious discussions.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s objective of a self-reliant and integrated continent is likely to remain a distant dream as most of his peers are going their own way, politically and economically, says DW's Fred Muvunyi
Rwandan President Paul Kagame is poised to win his third term in office. A constitutional amendment allows him to stay in power until 2034. Some say he's a despot; others praise him for his accomplishments.
Ecuadorians have voted in favor of reintroducing term limits to prevent presidents from running indefinitely. The referendum vote has dealt a blow to former President Rafael Correa, who did away with term limits in 2015.
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