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Rwanda’s plan to prevent return to genocide

Rwanda has a plan to prevent any return to the genocide of 1994: connect 100,000 children to the outside world with their own laptops.

The authoritarian president, Paul Kagame – once embraced by President Clinton as an exemplar of Africa’s new leadership – stands accused by human rights organisations of suppressing opposition politics and parties, most commonly by accusing them of harbouring ideological sympathies with the genocidaires. In recent weeks, too, a series of unexplained grenade attacks have rocked the capital.

Most Rwandans, when they do talk of the past and what it means today, say that while they can live and work together for the sake of peace, they cannot forget.

Peter Beaumont
via Rwanda’s laptop revolution | Technology | The Observer.


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