Rwanda Turns East for Aid

After the United States, Britain and Europe suspended aid over Rwanda’s alleged support of Congolese rebels, the government has stepped up relations with China, which has indicated it will step up support.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets President Paul Kagame: Rwanda recently submitted a rebuttal to the UN Sanctions Committee on allegations that it is backing the M23 rebels in Congo-Kinshasa (file photo).

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    East African Business Week, 6 August 2012

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  • Rwanda:  Opinion Turns Against Kagame (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 6 August 2012

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  • Uganda:  Rwanda Bitter Over UN Report, Aid Cuts

    The Independent, 4 August 2012

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  • Rwanda:  Rwanda - Violator or Victim? (opinion)

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 6 August 2012

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  • Rwanda:  No Longer an Aid Darling? (opinion)

    ThinkAfricaPress, 3 August 2012

    After years of receiving development assistance despite not meeting conditionalities, Rwanda has now seen its biggest donors suspend aid. read more »

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