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Rwigara’s heinous treatment at the hands of the Rwandan state also blows up the narrative that the nation is some sort of global nirvana for women in politics. Western development agencies love to tout the fact that women fill 64 percent of the seats in parliament. But why should this matter if Kagame’s agenda is the only agenda? And Rwandan women who dare to challenge Kagame for the presidency have not been successful.