Instagram @nitwajina Jina Moore
Writer. Before: East Africa bureau chief @ New York Times, Global Women's Rights @ BuzzFeed. Great Lakes based, wanders the world. But who doesn't. Website: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/betraying-justice-for-rwandas-genocide-survivors/
Blocks of color and shadows in the morning. Kigali: Beautiful before you even get our of bed.
For me, it is literally a dream come true to be writing for the first time at the New Yorker about justice for genocide in Rwanda, edited by the wonderful @rohdednyc, who knows his way around this kind of stuff, to say the least. I am abundantly grateful to him, and to the survivors who shared their memories (and not a little bit of ire). Link in profile, because Instagram so stubborn.
This poll worker watched Agathon Rwasa, a well-known opposition leader, talk to media after he voted. Years ago, Rwasa fought Nkurunziza in the bush. Now the men battle at the ballot box. Rwasa says: It's not a fair fight, his poll observers were turned away in some strongholds.
This man is Albert. He voted for the new constitution for a few reasons, but mostly because, he said, the other side just wants to just take over the country. "Like the colonists did." He's 67, and he said remembers them, and has no interest in that sort of thing again. (Although my favorite pic of him is not Instagram shaped, so head over to my twitter, @itsjina)
Good morning from Burundi, where people are voting in a referndum on changing the Constitution. Supporters say it can make the government more efficient and relevant. Critics say it will consolidate power in the presidency.