The Paul Kagame Fan Club Grows

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What do Bill Clinton, the Rev. Rick Warren, Harvard’s Michael Porter, and Google’s Eric Schmidt all have in common? According to Philip Gourevitch, writing in this week’s New Yorker, they are all friends of Rwandan President Paul Kagame — part of his “kitchen cabinet” of advisers. Like Stephen Kinzer of the New York Times, Gourevitch has definitively fallen under the spell of Kagame and his ambition to turn Rwanda into the Singapore of Central Africa. There are, however, several assertions in this piece which are a bit dodgy, not least of which are Gourevitch’s estimates of the numbers killed in […]

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