Carson is a regular critic of Kagame’s undemocratic policies. He last year accused Kagame of denying opponents political space to fully exercise their democratic rights.
In a speech to Congress Carson said the political environment in Rwanda was “riddled with a series of worrying actions.”
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Carson told press today he discussed with Kagame regional affairs with and issues related to peacekeeping and conflicts that persist in the horn of Africa.
“My visit here has given me an opportunity to see the enormous progress that has been made since the tragic events of 1994, and also renew my friendship with President Kagame,” said Carson.
“This government should be complimented and applauded for the work that it has done in agriculture, IT and the work it’s doing to improve schools and the lives of the people in general,” he added.
“I had during the course of this meeting an opportunity to applaud the President on his continuing contributions to peacekeeping in Darfur and Haiti. We also had a good conversation about domestic issues and it is apparent that the President is committed to doing the right thing with respect to providing services to the people of this country.”
Analysts say Carson visit could be a signal to Kagame and the world that US is keeping a close eye on alleged violation of human rights in the country.
The visit also comes at a time when international pressure is mounting on Kagame following accusations by a former Secretary of his Cabinet that he ordered the shooting down of former Rwanda leader Juvenal Habyarimana, an incident that sparked the 1994 genocide.