Why Rwanda’s development model wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa

Posted on Tue 09 January 2018 in Africa • Tagged with Rwanda, development, Kenya, economic growth, Paul Kagame, Chad, Angola, Zimbabwe, African Politics

Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham

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Paul Kagame has exercised firm personal control over Rwanda’s politics since becoming president in 2000. EPA/Phillip Guelland

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 …

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There is good as well as bad news about the state of governance in Africa

Posted on Mon 10 October 2016 in Africa • Tagged with politics, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, South Africa, Ghana, Mauritus, Rwanda, Uganda, Paul Kagame, Libya, Robert Mugabe

Africa Governance 2016 image from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation: 2016 IIAG Index Report

Yarik Turianskyi

Declining safety and deterioration in the rule of law are holding back progress in governance in Africa. This is according to the latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

The index, started by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation a decade …

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