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Rwanda Rising

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 21 January 2014

Since the devastation of the country's 1994 civil war, which left up to 800 000 dead in a genocidal massacre driven by Hutu-led government militia, Rwanda has achieved a remarkable recovery. Under the leadership of President Paul Kagame, Rwanda has attracted huge levels of inward investment and aid, made possible by the country's relative political and economic stability. It has enjoyed ten years of economic growth at levels which are impressive by any standard and which well outstrip the growth rates for the African continent as a whole. But in a report for Business Daily by Gabriel Gatehouse, we look behind the dynamic economic activity to find that life remains hard for those people unwilling to toe the government line.



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