Archive for May, 2012

May 3, 2012

This article is so good it doesn’t get old. Enjoy, people.

Back To My Roots

There is a lot of information coming out about Rwanda’s growing prosperity, and their tough dealings with human rights violations among their citizens. Basically you hear, Rwanda has cleaned up, and is fast becoming one of Africa’s economic power houses. This is especially remarkable considering Rwanda’s violent history, especially in the 1990s. However, like what actually happened in the 1990s, that Rwanda is prosperous and its citizens are growing fast out of poverty is a myth. It’s true, there is a section of the Rwandan populace that is fast becoming wealthy and growing out of poverty. However, it is important to note that this section of the population is usually part of the ruling class, and the wealth hardly trickles down to other non elite members of the society, specifically, the farmers. Emmanuel Hakizimana,  Professor of Economics at the University of Quebec in Montreal and Former professor at the…

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