Kigali, Rwanda (CNN) For decades, Paul Kagame has ruled Rwanda with an iron fist in the mold of the archetypal strongman African leader. Under his rule, the East African country has emerged from the ruins of a devastating 1994 genocide that left nearly one million people dead to be hailed by Western allies as the model for growth in Africa. In recent years, the country has forged a strong and financially rewarding alliance with Asian powerhouse China, which is also known for its authoritarian rule . The US and the UK have also supported Rwanda with aid donations for many years, and US diplomat Tibor Nagy once described the country as “demonstrating the true potential of Africa.” “In the past 25 years, Rwanda has reimagined itself as a strong state that invests in good governance and the success of its people,” the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs said on his first visit to Rwanda in 2019. “In many ways, Rwanda is demonstrating the true potential of Africa.” Controversial UK deportation flight to Rwanda grounded after all asylum-seekers removed Read More In a recent meeting between US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Rwandan Minister of Foreign… Read full this story
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