The name Rwanda conjures up images of the terrifying 1994 genocide. But today the small east African nation is trying to put the past behind it and has become a model for economic development on the continent.
This content was published on December 16, 2012 - 11:00
Journalist and deputy head of the swissinfo.ch editorial group for German, French and Italian. Earlier, worked for Teletext and Switzerland’s French-language national broadcaster.
The tidy and well-maintained streets of central Kigali are not unlike those of most Western capitals. The economic boom underway is obvious to foreign visitors. Out in the country though, the reforms imposed by President Paul Kagamé cause some frustration and discontent. (Photos: Samuel Jaberg, swissinfo.ch/agencies)