How Rwanda is Becoming the Singapore of Africa

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Wendover Productions
Wendover Productions

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: https://goo.gl/5KDmvB Normally the sources go the description but there were too many this time to fit.  One small note, at 11:14 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.

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Gowtham Raj
Gowtham Raj

@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.

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Express Wisdom
Express Wisdom

Hi, any way to contact you for some commercial arrangement? Thanks

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WHITEPHOENIX OFTHECROWN
WHITEPHOENIX OFTHECROWN

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.

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Tamara Owoyemi
Tamara Owoyemi

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.

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Linas Krulikauskas
Linas Krulikauskas

1:09 (Lithuanian flag) Latvia Thonk

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Rom DD
Rom DD

france slaughtered 1 million people in rwanda. maybe that's why?

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Pasadena, Ca 91105
Pasadena, Ca 91105

There is no safe country in Africa.

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Osman Man
Osman Man

Watching this. I'm from Singapore.

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hunter carle
hunter carle

Why is Latvia's flag blurred at 0:56 ?

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jimmy Afrika
jimmy Afrika

As usual most white folk know nothing about Africa save for a carefully crafted western narative. Kagame ranks alongside Pol Pot in the number of deaths he's responsible for in the Great Lakes region of Africa. He is an American trained agent that was deployed by Bill Clinton to usurp France in the region and open up a treasure trove of strategic minerals, including gold, coltan, cobolt etc, for US/ Canadian/UK, Australian corporations. If anyone is interested in the truth I'd suggest reading the work of Keith Harmon Snow and the Friends of the Congo.

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Silvia Petrova
Silvia Petrova

this is what we need to study

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Klipklapklop •
Klipklapklop •

He's using the exact same method as Lee Kuan Yew and he was able to lead Singapore from third to first world in less than half a century We share many similarities, little natural resources, high population, small land. When Rwanda becomes the Singapore of Africa can we do a passport-free travel there xD

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reallive571
reallive571

Let's go Rwanda!!!!! Get it!!!

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Finn Devereux
Finn Devereux

I've been to South Africa and it's the most beautiful country I've ever been to

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sikai feng
sikai feng

3:58 , they misspelled 129 as 128, as Rwanda is 129, not 128. Check it yourself.

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Luuc Kooijman
Luuc Kooijman

6:27 "Not as good as South Africa Airaways(SAA)'' All south Africans know the truth LIKE IF U SOUTH AFRICAN

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Li Le
Li Le

Wakanda forever!

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HofEE52
HofEE52

This is another good example that, Authoritarian system, or even a Dictatorship is not neccessarily bad. It depends on the Leader.

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Tijm
Tijm

0:59 Blurred “Latvia’s” flag because there’s Lithuania’s flag

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PM ScroMo
PM ScroMo

Africa: Our Singapore is the nation that's most famous for world's fastest genocide.

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Transplanar
Transplanar

Why is Latvia's flag blurred?

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Richard Crowe
Richard Crowe

Does the average resident have a sense of being "Rwandan" or is it a tribal based loyalty... What about the Tutsis, do they harbor a latent anger due to the genocide?

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Saqib Javaid
Saqib Javaid

RWANDA FOREVER!!

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Diane_ d1ane
Diane_ d1ane

Usa, England and spain just posion the country's they try to take over there like a virus

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Cove Langeland
Cove Langeland

why is the Latvian flag censored

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wandering hooligan
wandering hooligan

Why was latvia's flag censored ?

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Bane
Bane

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.

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Heretic Punisher
Heretic Punisher

2:20 Is that... a boat on top of 3 buildings?

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onceahgasestay -
onceahgasestay -

wtf you didn't know they have that?

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Hauxy
Hauxy

I hope Africa becomes the place to live In peace and has money to live

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raimi jay
raimi jay

All the best for Rwanda. The most important is peaceful life alright. Slowly gained wealth

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HIPE Pro
HIPE Pro

why was lithuania called latvia at 0:57 ??

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Xuan Hoang
Xuan Hoang

Flag of Latvia @ 1:02 is wrong, that's why they censored it :)

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Rohit Venkateshwaran
Rohit Venkateshwaran

May that Kagame guy live to 200!

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GuidetteExpert
GuidetteExpert

USA have guns in every house, thats why they have the largest murder in the world.

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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

And everyone can buy guns easily like buying a piece of candy.

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DilliePlays
DilliePlays

Wel rwandair is now lucky, cuz South African Airways is bankrupt

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Tousif Habib
Tousif Habib

proud of Rwanda ,from Bangladesh.

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ChampCarforlife
ChampCarforlife

Pray for Rwanda. Pray that they will become The Wakanda of this generation.

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Anony Mouse
Anony Mouse

Pitch for next video: How South Sudan is becoming to Dark Souls of Africa

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Victor Leal
Victor Leal

Wow, are you saying the genocide worth it?

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Alfonso Hernandez
Alfonso Hernandez

Only way to make a poor country rich. Strong leader that takes control and applies their ideals until their death

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Cosmin Contra
Cosmin Contra

Rwanda foreva

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n k
n k

0:55 Yep that is Latvia

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marc schaeffer
marc schaeffer

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.

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ching cheung
ching cheung

What is the best, safest, fairest country to live in?

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002 ttdkx
002 ttdkx

MAY THE AFRICA PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS, FROM CHINA!

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Max lopolo
Max lopolo

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.

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warpnin3
warpnin3

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

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william wong
william wong

Kagame be carrying Rwanda harder than coffin dance

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Krzysztof Bartczak
Krzysztof Bartczak

And what about Wakanda?

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Eulentrainer Dr. Zipfeltitt
Eulentrainer Dr. Zipfeltitt

7:27 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.

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AJ Ghali
AJ Ghali

I remember crying when watching hotel rawanda

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hzhang1228
hzhang1228

so the purge works irl…

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maxston
maxston

Video time frame from 11:14 to 11:17 , 2 scenes are photo from Malaysia. Based from the country car plates.

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Paul Les
Paul Les

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.

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Kieran heffernan
Kieran heffernan

Is this a joke

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LordBlackadder
LordBlackadder

Footage of Malaysia while talking about Rawanda...

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hawrang tai
hawrang tai

wait till China gets Rwanda in a debt trap.

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Lokole AP
Lokole AP

May be may be not

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Robert Martin
Robert Martin

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...

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Cruxador
Cruxador

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.

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dogy mal
dogy mal

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.

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MusicSounds
MusicSounds

Hong Kong in the 75th percentile for political stability? Ha, what a joke, 1 year later #StandWithHongKong #FreeHongKong

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Shyness Overcome Tips
Shyness Overcome Tips

Rwanda's history of genocide is still an ugly chapter to overcome!

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T tom M
T tom M

0:57 why is Latvia's flag blurred

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Zack Georgly
Zack Georgly

Because that's a wrong flag (it's Lithuania's).

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央礼
央礼

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.

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Gabriel Tilahuin
Gabriel Tilahuin

you need democracy first

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Morrison Teague
Morrison Teague

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.

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damien laurent
damien laurent

11:16 that's Malaysia lol

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Wafflol
Wafflol

0:57 for latvia he put the lithuanian flag and then later realized his mistake and blurred it out lmao

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nayinayi1
nayinayi1

Praying for you Rwanda....

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Firespectre Gaming&Mapping
Firespectre Gaming&Mapping

Their GDP cannot be the best but their capital look like a Nice city

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Peace
Peace

May God be with Rwanda on its way to becoming African Singapore ☺️

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Strainul Misterios
Strainul Misterios

That moment when communist China has more democracy than your own democratic country.

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Preston Garvey
Preston Garvey

Hopefully Liberia can also go the path of Rwanda after the Civil War they had in the 90's.

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trying2adult
trying2adult

3:55 Zambia and Zimbabwe don’t have the same flag by the way 🙁

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Shaheer Sooka
Shaheer Sooka

The Singapore of africa is MAURITIUS!!!

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langton mwanza
langton mwanza

ummm 3:56 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.

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Ronald Jiang
Ronald Jiang

spot on for your comments.

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janjan55555
janjan55555

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)

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Jason Young
Jason Young

Can western people stop trying to push everyone to accept democracy? It’s not the only way to develop

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lucille ratisai
lucille ratisai

wrong flag for zimbabwe at 3:57

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Steel TROLL
Steel TROLL

You put the Zambian flag next to Zimbabwe on your list.

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Pinexpple
Pinexpple

I know that it's not on topic, but 1:02 Latvia with Lithuania's flag?

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ALPINA TM
ALPINA TM

Africa is very capable to lead world. But they need to shape them properly and update themselves.

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Avery Johnson
Avery Johnson

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

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