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Rwanda is now viable.
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20 years on: Rwanda is now viable

As we commemorate 20 years since the genocide, Rwanda can count the fact it has become a viable business proposition to investors as one of its major achievements, the COO of the country’s development board argues.

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Rwandan media struggles to overcome toxic genocide legacy

Ambiguous laws against genocide ideology and divisionism – originally crafted to protect against the kind of inflammatory rhetoric that so bitterly divided Rwandans in 1994 – also provides broad grounds for the persecution of journalists.

Paul Kagame.
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Genocide casts long shadow over Rwandan renaissance

President Paul Kagame has been vigorous in marketing Rwanda as the ‘Singapore of Africa’ – an allusion to the ability of an authoritarian political system to facilitate rapid economic growth even as latent tensions are suppressed.

President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame.
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Rwanda Resonates with China’s Development Path

In the two-way process that is the security-development nexus, both Rwanda and China should keep in mind that economic development solves many – but not all – problems.

Rwandan Patriot.
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20 years on: Rwanda’s Tough Choices

Understanding Rwanda’s post-genocide development requires recognising the double-edged nature of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front.

General Al-Sisi.
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Egypt's business class backs military head

Egypt's business community is looking favourably on the prospect of former military chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi soon becoming president.

EU-Africa Summit.
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EU-Africa summit light on deliverables as key trade agreement falls through

Under the shadow of the breakdown of another round of trade talks with western African trade bloc ECOWAS, the fourth annual EU-Africa summit wrapped up in Brussels last week.

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Smallholder impact and risk metrics: A Labyrinth of opportunity

A number of new tools bring clarity to the complicated world of smallholder agricultural finance

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More than 600 shot by Nigerian military, alleges Amnesty report

Allegations of extrajudicial killings underscore disconnect between the country’s explosive economic growth and its lack of progress on governance.

Oil refinery Nigeria.
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In Nigeria’s latest oil corruption scandal, business as usual prevails

As Nigeria’s economy is rocked by the fallout of accusations that the national oil company has stolen billions from federal accounts, the likelihood that the government will dig into oil accounts, as promised, looks dim.

Investing in frontier Africa

Investors are flocking to Africa's large and established economies. But the opportunities go much further. This is Africa speaks to Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa, to discuss his experience launching an agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.

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