KIGALI, Rwanda -- Walking the streets of Rwanda's tidy capital, it's easy to forget that just 16 years have passed since this country's grisly genocide.
In this modern city of approximately 1 million, roads are smooth, sidewalks clean, and the crime, pollution and hassle of most African cities absent. Across Kigali, rising office towers reflect GDP growth that has averaged 8 percent over the last five years. In the countryside, though poverty remains rife, small-scale farmers have seen tangible benefits from the creation of cooperatives, increased use of fertilizers, a revival of the export coffee industry, and a unique system of terracing to prevent erosion of the country's sloping farmland. ...
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