Since the end of the genocide over 22 years ago, Rwanda has made stunning progress under the leadership of President Paul Kagame. The president was a former rebel leader and he took over power in 1994 after he led his forces to end the genocide, which had led to the death of over 800,000 people. Under Kagame’s stewardship, Rwandese people remain united and live peacefully with their neighbours. The country has made great strides in development becoming one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.
Rwanda is a rural country and its climate is conducive for farming thus most of its population engages in subsistence farming. It is rich in minerals such as tin, tantalum and tungsten. Its magnificent sceneries and forests, which are home to different animals, are major tourist attraction sites. The major foreign exchange earners in the country are coffee, tea, tourism and mining.
Rwanda dedicates some days to clean their major towns making the country one of the cleanest countries around the world. Educational facilities has expanded and improved to boost enrolment in order to fight illiteracy. The number of people living below the poverty line has greatly reduced. Healthcare facilities have improved enabling the people to enjoy quality medical care, which in turn led to higher life expectancy. Rwanda has made big strides towards gender equality. In the current parliament, women are the majority with over 63%, the highest in the world.
The country has developed very quickly due to the unity and the stability enjoyed by the citizens. This is largely because of the strong leadership of the country led by President Kagame. The majority of citizens who see him as their saviour revere the president and this was evident when the country held a referendum to amend the constitution to allow Mr. Kagame to serve three more terms.