Twenty-five years ago, the genocide in Rwanda resulted in the deaths of nearly a million people. Most were Tutsis killed by Hutu militias. The children of victims and perpetrators alike grapple with the horrors of the past while hoping for a better future.
On April 7, Rwanda observed the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, which saw 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus killed in 100 days by the Hutu-led government and ethnic militias. Here is how the one-time failed state rose from the ruins of genocide to become one of Africa's economic powerhouses.
As Rwanda inches close to the $74 million revenue target in the MICE sector in 2018/2019 financial year and $88 million in 2019/20 up from $42 million collected in 2017, CNBC Africa is joined by Dr. Albert Butare, International Energy Consultant who also happens to own a hotel in Kigali, for an insight into the opportunities arising from Kigali’s new status as a conference tourism hub.
The 2019 class of the Africa Leadership University's MBA program graduated in Kigali, Rwanda. The almost 50 students making up the class have been thoroughly trained and are expected to fulfil ALU's mission of developing 3 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders by 2035.