Rwanda: from ashes to the centre of geopolitics

Rwanda: from ashes to the centre of geopolitics

9th October 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

The 1994 genocide left Rwanda in ruins,  in terms of  both  human and economic losses. Yet the tiny central – east  African  state has  quickly  embarked  on  the road  to  recovery.  Rwanda’s  attempt  to  move  away  from  its  bloody past is so remarkable it has caught the attention  of observers worldwide. Most importantly,  the country’s  economic success and relative stability in the midst of an  unstable  region  have  not  gone  unnoticed.  They  have  come to define Rwanda, with its leader — Paul Kagame — praised as visionary; often overshadowing accusations  of  human  rights  abuses  and totalitarian  tendencies  leveled against the Tutsi – dominated RPF regime .

 

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1510_Rwanda fom Ashes to the Center of Geopolitics in the Great Lakes Region of Africa