Rwanda is set to hold its national election come August 4th, 2017. A race that has been marked with controversy following the incumbent President, Paul Kagame vying for a third term in office. His third run for the office was made possible after the changing of the country’s constitution that previously set the limit of the presidency to just two terms.
Although Paul Kagame remains popular among many voters across the country, the opposition sees things differently. So much so, that the electoral body in the country is concerned their dissent might spark strong emotions among their supporters leading to a charged and divided political environment in Rwanda.
To in a bid to prevent such a scenario, Rwanda’s National Elections Commission (NEC) want all presidential candidates social media activities monitored and if need be censored. The NEC has ruled that all presidential candidates social media accounts activities will pass through them first before any postings are allowed to reach the public.
As it works out if a presidential candidate wants to post a message on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube or website. The message will first pass through …read more