Africa should not follow the Rwandan economic model

What you need to know:

  • Kagame’s administration intervened directly in the economy in a process of state directed development.
  • There are also serious questions about how sustainable the model really is.

Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame has resuscitated the economy, curtailed corruption and maintained political stability.

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