Rwanda finds working with the neighbors pays off

It now takes six days for goods to reach the port of Mombasa from Kigali. In 2012, it took almost 18 days, on average.

The government of President Paul Kagame, who has for years maintained a firm grip on Rwanda's politics, has built a remarkable record for economic reforms.

As a result, two decades after the genocide that left almost 1m dead, the World Bank expects Rwanda's gross domestic product to expand by more than 7 per cent this year.

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