Arsenal, Say No To Kagame. Reject Rwanda’s Money. Rwandans Need It More Than You Do.
David Himbara
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On the other hand: The World Bank’s figures also indicate a significant decline in poverty and since 2005 a drop in socioeconomic disparities.

Between 2001 and 2014, Rwanda’s GDP grew 9% a year on average, and it overcame its deficit, leading to a substantial improvement in the quality of life of the population.

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The IMF said Rwanda’s growth in 2015 was driven by construction, services, agriculture and manufacturing, but mining exports have slowed.

2. Poverty rates

The country reduced the percentage of people living below the poverty line from 57% in 2005 to 45% in 2010. Despite this, 63% of the population still live in extreme poverty, defined by the World Bank as less than $1.25 a day.

3. Reducing inequality

Life expectancy, literacy, primary school enrollment and spending on healthcare have all improved.

Rwanda has also made big strides towards gender equality — almost 64% of parliamentarians are women, compared to just 22% worldwide — which has enabled women in the country to make economic advances. Women are now able to own land and girls can inherit from their parents.

As I understand it they now want to encourage tourism, hence the advertising with Arsenal. It is a country of great natural beauty with unique fauna and secure game parks.

Are you not being a little one-sided?