Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Politiktoons no 202 :" Rwanda's Kagame "

Rwanda's Kagame: 'It takes a lot of time, it takes a lot of effort'

Books have been written about it, films have been made about it: Rwanda is best known for a genocide that claimed more than half a million lives in 1994.

But in the ensuing years, quiet changes have taken place there. So much so that "The Economist" magazine now asks: is Rwanda "Africa's Singapore?" The World Bank ranks it 45th in the world for ease of doing business, higher than any African country barring South Africa and Mauritius. And Transparency International says it is less corrupt than Greece or Italy.

The man credited with this transformation is Paul Kagame, now in his 13th year as president.

He faces a number of obstacles, however. Rwanda is landlocked between corrupt countries. It is the most densely populated country in Africa and its people earn only $1,300 a year, 1/36th of the average in the United States.

So where is Rwanda headed? Kagame joined Fareed Zakaria on Sunday's

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