Why strong leadership has been important to Rwanda's re-birth
Following the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda was a physical, moral, and spiritual wasteland doomed, in the eyes of many, to be a failed state. After 100 days of a killing frenzy that took the lives of more than one million people, destroyed the social fabric of a society, and stripped the country of resources, the nation looked destitute and in ultimate crisis mode.
Women parliamentarians swearing. Women make up 64% of parliament in Rwanda. (File)