How Did Colonial Laws Survive This Long in Rwanda?

There are close to 1,000 colonial laws that are reportedly set to be repealed soon but it kind of blows the mind to wonder how they remained in the legal texts for this long. The Catholic Church's vast ownership of the most prime real estate in Kigali was not a result of smart investments but a golden gift embedded in the law enacted in 1943 and another ridiculous law that was enacted in 1930 forbade bars from selling alcoholic drinks on credit, according to The New Times.

Photo: New Times

Catholic Church (file photo).

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