Kagame Plans Victory Party in Rwandan Presidential Election

BY Larisa Epatko  August 9, 2010 at 4:58 PM EST

Rwandans voted for president Monday in an election that incumbent Paul Kagame was expected to win handily.

Kagame, who called the election democratic, had already begun planning his victory party before polls closed. Critics contend that heavy-handed measures kept opposition candidates from running and clamped down on the media.

Last week, special correspondent Kira Kay of The Bureau for International Reporting described an incident that happened to her at an airport in Rwanda, following a sensitive interview with a member of the opposition. And on Monday, the NewsHour airs Kay’s full report on Rwanda, 16 years after the genocide.