Rwanda: from ashes to the centre of geopolitics
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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