Tristan McConnell has reported from Africa since 2004. He is currently senior Africa correspondent for GlobalPost and East Africa correspondent for the Times of London. He lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
Finally, after decades of catastrophic civil war, Africa may give birth to a new nation.
Paul Kagame has been praised for leading Rwanda’s recovery after the 1994 genocide. But his image has become increasingly tarnished, with reports of political repression now joined by a UN human rights report accusing his own government of carrying out mass slaughter in neighboring Congo.