On August 9, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was re-elected for his second and final term amidst allegations of oppression. For months leading up to the election, the president and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) came under fire from the international media and human rights groups for silencing the press and opposition parties. President Kagame won over 90 per cent of the majority vote, following a similar percentage in the 2003 presidential election. This time, however, he faced three opponents who are all aligned with the president.

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