Opinion Pieces & Features

The truth about the Rwandan genocide

The Spectator, 7 April 2024

I criticised Rwanda’s leader – now I wake up screaming after constant online attacks

The Observer, 27 January 2024

The surprising triumph of “Africa’s Kim Jong Un”

The Economist, 28 September 2023

Is anywhere safe for Paul Kagame’s critics?

The Spectator, 10 June 2023

Kagame’s Revenge: Why Rwanda’s Leader Is Sowing Chaos in Congo

Foreignaffairs.com, 13 April 2023 – Download as a PDF

The Rwanda deportation scheme might be legal, but it remains deeply shameful

The Guardian, 19 Dec 2022

From Our Correspondent | Michela Wrong visits a safe house in Niamey, Niger

BBC Radio 4, 10 December 2022 – BBC Sounds or Download as MP3

Where the international justice system fails

Prospect Magazine, 8 December 2022 – Download as a PDF

Rwanda is a brutal, repressive regime. Holding the Commonwealth summit there is a sham

The Guardian, 22 June 2022

Kagame rages after migrant farce spoils his bid to rebrand Rwanda

TheTimes.co.uk, 19 June 2022

Priti Patel is playing into Paul Kagame’s hands

Spectator.co.uk, 23 April 2022

Britain’s migrant deal with Rwanda is a boon to Kagame

Financial Times, FT.com, 14 April 2022

This appeal in Rwanda is more performance art than revisiting justice’

Tampa Bay Times, 01 February 2022

‘When will Britain wake up to the horror of Rwanda’s President?’

The Spectator, 18 September 2021

‘Rwandans have long been used to Pegasus-style surveillance’

The Guardian, 23 July 2021

‘The Best Books On Central Africa by Michela Wrong’ | Shepherd.com

Shepherd.com, 12 June 2021

‘The world is slowly waking up to Paul Kagame’s brutal actions in Rwanda

The Guardian, 27 May 2021

‘We choose good guys and bad guys’: beneath the myth of ‘model’ Rwanda

The Guardian, 19 Mar 2021

Rwanda: The Dove’s music united a nation torn by genocide. Why did he die in a cell?

The Guardian, 14 Feb 2021

Download as PDF: Page 1 | Page 2

Rwanda arrests the man who shielded people from genocide

The Economist, 03 Sep 2020

Rwanda’s Khashoggi: who killed the exiled spy chief?

The Guardian, 15 Jan 2019


Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Perils of Reform

Survival, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 18 Sep 2018


When Peace Is a Problem

NYTimes.com, 08 Jun 2018


Africa’s Hottest Frozen Border Boils Over

Foreignpolicy.com, 20 Jun 2016


Making a Murderer in Uganda

Foreignpolicy.com, 20 Jan 2016


Rwanda is sliding into a new tragedy. And this time we’re funding it

Spectator.co.uk, 09 Jan 2016


Fool’s Errand

Foreignpolicy.com, 13 Oct 2015


Sex Scenes, Made-Up Countries, and Letting Go of Facts

Foreignpolicy.com, 1 Sep 2015


When Migrants Flee Progress, Not War

Foreignpolicy.com, 22 Apr 2015


Franchise Opportunity: Western Union in Somaliland

Foreignpolicy.com, 25 Aug 2014


Why are Africa’s Militaries so disappointingly bad?

Foreignpolicy.com, 6 Jun 2014


Leave None to tell the Other Story

Foreignpolicy.com, 1 Apr 2014


What Africans Talk About On Twitter

Foreignpolicy.com, 18 March 2014


In defence of western journalists in Africa

Africanarguments.org, 21 Feb 2014


Definitely Going To Blow: Eritrea Africas Hermit Kingdom

Foreignpolicy.com, 20 Feb 2014


Africa’s election aid fiasco

The Spectator, April 2013


Relative Strangers

High Life South Africa, Sept 2012


How double-dealing built a pariah state

Financial Times, 03 Aug 2011


African Redux

Open Skies United Arab Emirates magazine, May 2011


Significance addicts

London Review of Books, 11 Feb 2010


Congo reveals our own dark secret

The Guardian, 2 November 2008


The burden of knowing too much history

New Statesman, 31 July 2008


Lessons from a beleaguered continent

New Statesman, 29 May 2008


Some events demand a monument

New Statesman, 22 November 2007


The hierarchy of horrors

New Statesman, 27 September 2007


Wolfowitz’s other mistake

New Statesman, 7 May 2007


Birthday thoughts on the road to Thika

New Statesman, 9 April 2007


A Bumptious Guide to Book Writing

New Statesman, 12 March 2007


Kapuscinski, more magical than real

New Statesman, 12 February 2007


War by proxy, but not the one we think

New Statesman, 15 January 2007


Who can make polio history?

New Statesman, 30 November, 2006


Parenthood by piggyback

New Statesman, 23 October 2006


Mo Amin: a brilliant but flawed man

New Statesman, 26 June 2006


Congo on the edge

New Statesman, 6 May 2006


A visit to Rwanda’s genocide memorial

Financial Times, 29 April, 2006


Michela Wrong finds three years isn’t enough

New Statesman, 6 March 2006


Michela Wrong is refused a visa

New Statesman, 9 January 2006


Lunch with the FT: Court in the crossfire. An interview with Professsor Lea Brilmayer

Financial Times, April 1, 2005


Why Africa is Angry

New Statesman, 12 December, 2005


Michela Wrong introduces the Incontinent

New Statesman, 13 September 2004