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Rwanda: revival, genocide & recovery

Rwanda is a land of contradictions. Arriving at Kigale one is immediately aware that this is quintessential Africa, and yet, ‘This is not Africa as I know it!’

Paul Perkin

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A church in Kibuye that acts as a memorial to the genocide in Rwanda | photo: iStock

One of the first hints is the airport inspection for plastic bags, banned in the country for environmental reasons. This beautiful, hilly, and in parts mountainous land is spotlessly clean – almost manicured.