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Can we trust Rwanda's data?

Dodgy statistics and aid money in Africa

Is Rwanda's economic success story really all it's cracked up to be? Ed Butler speaks to Tom Wilson, east Africa correspondent at the Financial Times, about some supposedly dodgy statistics behind the economic miracle, and the World Bank aid money reliant upon it. And a former economic advisor to the Rwandan president Paul Kagame describes how economic statistics were routinely distorted during his time in government.

(Photo: Rwandan president Paul Kagame, Credit: Getty Images)

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Fri 30 Aug 2019 12:32GMT

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