Rwanda

World Politics
0 Time for a new narrative on Rwanda

Analysis Woman and child tilling the fieldTom Paulson For some, Rwanda is beautiful, a story of amazing recovery and rebuilding. For others, Rwanda is creepy, a story of ongoing Western-sanctioned political repression and murder. In other words, Rwanda is complex. Incredibly complex, with some deep wounds that have not yet…

Basics
1 Building classrooms does not equal learning

Kenyan primary school students, in class.Tom Murphy Amid UNESCO’s jaw-dropping report on the immense challenge to education around the world is an important fact: Some 37 countries are losing half of the money they invest in primary education because students are not learning. Even when children go to school, they…

World Politics
0 Murder of spy chief highlights two Rwandas: Separating myth from reality

Humanosphere has noted before that there are two Rwandas – one an African success story celebrated by the humanitarian sector for its stunning improvements in health and poverty reduction; the other a nation quietly suffering from oppression, authoritarianism and state-sanctioned violence. The recent murder of a former close colleague of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame supports the concerns raised by the latter camp.

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