When Paul Kagame became Rwanda’s president in 2000, he inherited a country that had been torn apart by genocide.
To rebuild it, he had to rely on mostly uneducated guerrilla fighters and a handful of ill-trained cadres.
Even the most optimistic of analysts doubted his chances.
But barely two decades later, the country is stable, prosperous, unified, and in large part, reconciled.
Social services, such as education, healthcare, housing, and livestock are provided to the needy, with no distinction of ethnicity or region of origin – two forms of discrimination that characterized the governments leading up to the genocide against the Tutsi, which Kagame, as leader of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), brought to an end.
Before the emergence of President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Kagame was considered the most performing African president for many years.
SOURCE: The African Exponent