“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

By: Jennifer Fierberg Rwanda is often touted as a “financial success story” in many publications yet the smoke screen of propaganda quickly dissipates when the reality of facts and statistics confront the mirage. While there certainly are development successes in the country since the war in 1994 the cover up of the financial challenges are much deeper in number. In 2009,  an paper entitled “Rwanda Today: When Foreign Aid hurts More than it Helps,” was published by co-authors Dr. Emmanuel Hakizimana of the University of Quebec in Montreal and American…

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A dream in tatters: former Rwanda aide says he has faced threats

  ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR Order this photo Over the past four years, David Himbara says he has been the target of a failed assassination attempt and a failed kidnapping bid in Kenya. Today, David Himbara lives in partial fear — and with no hope of ever returning to Rwanda. At least, not so long as Paul Kagame remains president.   David Himbara is the kind of chief of staff any president would die to have. Loyal, dedicated, committed and extremely hard working. I know for I saw him…

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A total of 725 African students have already signed up for the Go Green in the City global business case challenge

Energy: A total of 725 African students have already signed up for the Go Green in the City global business case challenge

 Students from Engineering and Business Schools, Master’s and MBA Programmes in Africa have until 15 February 2014 to sign up for the challenge 

PARIS, France, February 10, 2014/ — Schneider Electric (http://www.schneider-electric.com), the global specialist in energy management, is inviting African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge (http://www.gogreeninthecity.com), focusing on innovative energy solutions for the city and open to students from across the globe.

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