How Rwanda is Becoming the Singapore of Africa 

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19. mars. 2019





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I know that this topic, like most geopolitics topics, has more potential than most to be contentious so I think it's extra important for you to know where the information comes from. Nothing said in this video is new and you can find all the sources at this link: goo.gl/5KDmvB Normally the sources go the description but there were too many this time to fit. One small note, at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="674">11:14</a> it seems like some of the footage we used was mislabeled so these two clips are not actually of Rwanda. My apologies for that slip-up. As a policy, if there's anything more that I feel needs correcting or clarifying I'll update this top comment to include it.
Gowtham Raj
Gowtham Raj 4 dager siden
@wendover I’m disappointed on the 11:14, it’s clearly not Rwanda. It’s Malaysia. It’s blunder mistake. I hope you’re more careful now than past.
Express Wisdom
Express Wisdom 19 dager siden
Hi, any way to contact you for some commercial arrangement? Thanks
Great video as always . i hope you are wrong about china. China is not and will not be the superpower of the 21st century imho.
Tamara Owoyemi
Tamara Owoyemi Måned siden
I appreciate the research needed to produce content such as this. It will be interesting to see if there is doubt about Singapore's longevity as there was about Rwanda.
Linas Krulikauskas
Linas Krulikauskas 2 måneder siden
1:09 (Lithuanian flag) Latvia Thonk
Cove Langeland
Cove Langeland 2 minutter siden
why is the Latvian flag censored
wandering hooligan
wandering hooligan 51 minutt siden
Why was latvia's flag censored ?
Bane 8 timer siden
If you are the President of a country and control everything about it, it's easy to achieve safety. Simple: excessive police surveillance, extra-judicial punishment, excessive prison sentences and falsified crime stats. We should blindly praise totalitarian countries for such achievements because there's usually a dark core beneath it. Fun fact: The current President of Rwanda won his last election with 99% of the vote.
Heretic Punisher
Heretic Punisher 13 timer siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="140">2:20</a> Is that... a boat on top of 3 buildings?
Hauxy 14 timer siden
I hope Africa becomes the place to live In peace and has money to live
raimi jay
raimi jay 19 timer siden
All the best for Rwanda. The most important is peaceful life alright. Slowly gained wealth
HIPE Pro 23 timer siden
why was lithuania called latvia at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="57">0:57</a> ??
Xuan Hoang
Xuan Hoang Dag siden
Flag of Latvia @ <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="62">1:02</a> is wrong, that's why they censored it :)
Rohit Venkateshwaran
May that Kagame guy live to 200!
GuidetteExpert 2 dager siden
USA have guns in every house, thats why they have the largest murder in the world.
DilliePlays 2 dager siden
Wel rwandair is now lucky, cuz South African Airways is bankrupt
Tousif Habib
Tousif Habib 2 dager siden
proud of Rwanda ,from Bangladesh.
ChampCarforlife 2 dager siden
Pray for Rwanda. Pray that they will become The Wakanda of this generation.
Anony Mouse
Anony Mouse 2 dager siden
Pitch for next video: How South Sudan is becoming to Dark Souls of Africa
Victor Leal
Victor Leal 2 dager siden
Wow, are you saying the genocide worth it?
Alfonso Hernandez
Alfonso Hernandez 2 dager siden
Only way to make a poor country rich. Strong leader that takes control and applies their ideals until their death
Cosmin Contra
Cosmin Contra 2 dager siden
Rwanda foreva
n k
n k 2 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="55">0:55</a> Yep that is Latvia
marc schaeffer
marc schaeffer 3 dager siden
Folks get rich when they sell their souls to China... I'll eat my hat if they didn't get all that growth from connections to the ccp. Lol yup, just looked it up... One belt one road to debt traps and communism.
ching cheung
ching cheung 3 dager siden
What is the best, safest, fairest country to live in?
002 ttdkx
002 ttdkx 3 dager siden
Max lopolo
Max lopolo 3 dager siden
Step 1: Shoot socialism/leftism until it is nothing but a bad imitation of a corpse, then set it on fire and send it into the sun. Step 2: Kindly tell all the "good meaning" idiots that shower you with "help" that it's detrimental now, a band-aid it's not a solution. It's now a problem. Step 3: Embrace individualism, free markets, and SAVAGELY profit. That is LITERALLY the road Rwanda has taken. This comes from someone that spent 6 months there in the late 90's doing help, when the locals took it for granted and did the least possible. One of the most ravaged countries in the last 40 years is now on route to be amazing. Next time you think socialism is a good idea, remember Rwanda and then beat yourself unconscious. If you wake up, you will be a better person. However it goes, the world will be a better place for it.
warpnin3 3 dager siden
they lost 75% of their population in the genocide ??!! ...and now suddenly things are really looking up, economically, socially and otherwise.? Looks like someone broke down everything and took over the power in this country
william wong
william wong 3 dager siden
Kagame be carrying Rwanda harder than coffin dance
Krzysztof Bartczak
Krzysztof Bartczak 3 dager siden
And what about Wakanda?
Eulentrainer Dr. Zipfeltitt
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="447">7:27</a> while this is a really well done video, because of how objective you explain everything I didn't quite like this part. Yes it is a police state but you should have mentioned one more time how necessary it is for this countrys safety to be a police state. This country is surrounded by relatively hostile countries full of military AND various militias, terror groups and warlords. It's either a wall or random checks tbh.
AJ Ghali
AJ Ghali 4 dager siden
I remember crying when watching hotel rawanda
hzhang1228 4 dager siden
so the purge works irl…
maxston 4 dager siden
Video time frame from <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="674">11:14</a> to <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="677">11:17</a>, 2 scenes are photo from Malaysia. Based from the country car plates.
Paul Les
Paul Les 4 dager siden
Singapore provided a new governance model based on meritocracy over liberal democracy. China basically copied that model and worked, and now Rwanda. Pure liberal democracy provided model for middle east / Ukraine etc and now look what happened.
Kieran heffernan
Kieran heffernan 4 dager siden
Is this a joke
LordBlackadder 5 dager siden
Footage of Malaysia while talking about Rawanda...
hawrang tai
hawrang tai 5 dager siden
wait till China gets Rwanda in a debt trap.
Lokole AP
Lokole AP 5 dager siden
May be may be not
Robert Martin
Robert Martin 5 dager siden
I've always wondered if Rwanda's economic growth was real, or exaggerated press releases. My reason? The fertility rate. Economic growth lowers birth rates. And yet 25 years of high economic growth and the women still have 5 children each? Something doesn't seem to add up when you compare the GDP figures on paper, and the behaviour of the people in real life...
Cruxador 2 dager siden
It was said in the video that the growth is limited to urban middle class. Therefore even if it's true, the birth rate can remain high among rural poor.
dogy mal
dogy mal 5 dager siden
Extreme power doesn't mean atrocity. If a leader loves his citizen as his children. He would do whatever instead of this reputation to bring the country in success.
MusicSounds 5 dager siden
Hong Kong in the 75th percentile for political stability? Ha, what a joke, 1 year later #StandWithHongKong #FreeHongKong
Shyness Overcome Tips
Shyness Overcome Tips 6 dager siden
Rwanda's history of genocide is still an ugly chapter to overcome!
T tom M
T tom M 6 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="57">0:57</a> why is Latvia's flag blurred
Zack Georgly
Zack Georgly 4 dager siden
Because that's a wrong flag (it's Lithuania's).
央礼 6 dager siden
Compared to India, I think Rwanda has higher possibility to be called ORDERED AND PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY. Indians should watch this so their egos will be in place, India is a shithole country - filthy environment, filthy culture, and filthy government.
Gabriel Tilahuin
Gabriel Tilahuin 7 dager siden
you need democracy first
Morrison Teague
Morrison Teague 7 dager siden
What country is more corrupt than the USA. 1% of the population owns 80% of all wealth. The US support rebels in almost every undeveloped country trying to control their resources.
damien laurent
damien laurent 7 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="676">11:16</a> that's Malaysia lol
Wafflol 7 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="57">0:57</a> for latvia he put the lithuanian flag and then later realized his mistake and blurred it out lmao
nayinayi1 7 dager siden
Praying for you Rwanda....
Firespectre Gaming&Mapping
Their GDP cannot be the best but their capital look like a Nice city
Peace 7 dager siden
May God be with Rwanda on its way to becoming African Singapore ☺️
Strainul Misterios
Strainul Misterios 8 dager siden
That moment when communist China has more democracy than your own democratic country.
Preston Garvey
Preston Garvey 8 dager siden
Hopefully Liberia can also go the path of Rwanda after the Civil War they had in the 90's.
trying2adult 8 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="235">3:55</a> Zambia and Zimbabwe don’t have the same flag by the way 🙁
Shaheer Sooka
Shaheer Sooka 9 dager siden
The Singapore of africa is MAURITIUS!!!
langton mwanza
langton mwanza 10 dager siden
ummm <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="236">3:56</a> that is not the Zimbabwean flag, being Zimbabwean myself thats a bit strange, I love this channel, but I am beginning to question how accurate it is.
Ronald Jiang
Ronald Jiang 10 dager siden
spot on for your comments.
janjan55555 10 dager siden
Singapore has easy acces due to its favorable location, Rwanda on the other hand has a very difficult acces seeing as African roads are abysmal and a train connection with port of Tanzania is really still not finished. They picked the wrong contractors to work with, had they chose China they would have gotten a high way - rail way - hell even an inland canal had geography allowed it... Rwanda should also internationalize education to attract better teachers and attract more foreign investment (look at the Chinese model)
Jason Young
Jason Young 10 dager siden
Can western people stop trying to push everyone to accept democracy? It’s not the only way to develop
lucille ratisai
lucille ratisai 11 dager siden
wrong flag for zimbabwe at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="237">3:57</a>
Steel TROLL 11 dager siden
You put the Zambian flag next to Zimbabwe on your list.
Pinexpple 11 dager siden
I know that it's not on topic, but <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="62">1:02</a> Latvia with Lithuania's flag?
ALPINA TM 12 dager siden
Africa is very capable to lead world. But they need to shape them properly and update themselves.
Avery Johnson
Avery Johnson 12 dager siden
Look at it this way. Kagame is a ruler that unlike many others in the continent realizes that long term infastructure and business is better for the economy then short term war and exploitation. Even if he is a dictator, unlike many, he helped bring the country and it's people from poverty and violence to greateness
Danny MussaE
Danny MussaE 12 dager siden
In Umuganda that's where you hear " IKIBOKO and SHIKU" you need a proper research when you wanna talk about Umuganda/ Umuganda been there ever since. It has modernised from Shiku/ Umuganda was one of the things RPF accused ex-power to be exploring the community as slavery or forced community work they shouldn't be doing/ to me Umuganda is kind of dictating people's and to make peoples work for free cause its always forced cause if you don't, you should pay find(amandes that modernerised from Ikiboko) so, peoples don't do Umuganda cause of their heart and concience/ even though people's do Umuganda but, are not happy of it/ to talk about sefaty maybe safe for foreigners but not for rwandans/ development maybe for infostruction with in those ones on the table of power in their pocket and wallets not for the country with it population/ maybe safety for fewer but not peace ✌️ for all. (safety for foreigners and tourists, development for foreigners/ struggle for rwandans, hell of living for Rwandans, no safety and peace for Rwandans.// all its fake for rwandans ever since rwanda been there/ for me i can say ever since slavery trade rwanda never been in a proper status/ journalists and historians should give a better Rwandese image once they done a proper research not just to sing chorus. 🤔 🙏🏿 I thank you all! Safety, unity, reconciliation, peace and justice for all🙏🏿.
Adam Radziwill
Adam Radziwill 12 dager siden
У нядзелю, 17 мая, мінае дамова на транзіт расійскага газу праз Польшчу. Працягваць яе Варшава адмовілася і тым самым разарвала супрацоўніцтва, піша Reuters. nn.by/?c=ar&i=251868 Беларусь всё же покупает нефть у Соединённых Штатов Америки. Информация об этом появилась после обеда. Вначале вышел пресс-релиз Госдепартамента, потом с подробностями включилось беларуское государственное информационное агентство БЕЛТА. Нефть сорта Barren, добытая в Северной Дакоте прибудет в порт Клайпеды в первой декаде июня. With cost of “black gold” at 15-23 dollars per barrel, the USSR economy collapsed, and the sovok itself collapsed, and the "golden" horde ("russia") budget can only be fulfilled only with oil price at $ 42.4 and higher. nn.by/?c=ar&i=251849#startcomments
Joshua Steven
Joshua Steven 13 dager siden
keep it rwanda yuo will be like singapore
Fair wind
Fair wind 13 dager siden
Love from India.... Go Rwanda.
unknown assassin
unknown assassin 13 dager siden
I in Singapore I don't see any problems with freedom of speech or chewing gum
Sophie Stone
Sophie Stone 14 dager siden
albert foo
albert foo 14 dager siden
There are some scenes in the video from Malaysia, not Rwanda. Why? <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="674">11:14</a> - <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="678">11:18</a>
Brick Life
Brick Life 15 dager siden
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="695">11:35</a> CCB on the left
AP 15 dager siden
And Before 1700s It was Asia's time evey century before 1700
salim salim
salim salim 15 dager siden
there is only one Singapore .
chillz 15 dager siden
the very sad thing is developed countries dont want us to grow keeping their meter up all time checking our movements
Jordan Chuang
Jordan Chuang 16 dager siden
I hope people could call Rwanda as Rwanda of Africa itself instead of Singapore of Africa.
Jacapo pol
Jacapo pol 16 dager siden
South Africa is 32.5!
manoa r
manoa r 17 dager siden
how about south africa with fuckin 35.2 murders per 100 000 people
Tshepho Ngoako
Tshepho Ngoako 17 dager siden
Well south african airways filed for bankruptcy in April this year.
Tyrese Blue
Tyrese Blue 17 dager siden
the future wakanda !
Atheist 17 dager siden
I think you tripping ... More safe then Denmark 🇩🇰? We are first world country, civilized... Well good luck then ;)
Joshua Moolman
Joshua Moolman 17 dager siden
From South Africa. I'm happy for Rwanda, really am, however....I'm still on the fence with this. As much as I love Singapore (Actually been there, remarkable place) I do question their politics quite a bit and wonder if their success is sustainable for the long run. Now, I'm not a politician, but I know through history that they are very open for autheritarian manipulation and governmental tyranny just like with modern day China. Even if they don't go down the dark path, who says their copycat (Rwanda) won't?? Chances are there with a non-democratic country especially in Africa. I should know. Survived the Zuma era which is more socialist than democratic. Just my personal thoughts on it. If Mr. Paul Kagame's Rwanda is sustainable and politically stable in the long run for his citizens, then I see nothing wrong and in fact congratulate Rwanda on succeeding in the ways South Africa failed econonically post-Nelson Mandela.
Jerome Pacheco
Jerome Pacheco 18 dager siden
I do believe that Djibouti is more potential to become a Singapore of Africa
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