How Rwanda is Becoming the Singapore of Africa


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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   8 months back

    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:

    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.

    • YY2
      YY2  3 weeks back

      Interesting observation: Venezuela is listed as 134 on that list behind Rwanda, and Egypt, which is extremely bad right now, but something is wrong with that. Venezuela, contrary to much misinformation, is pretty democratic and does have a pretty good freedom of press and protest. The ranking is just plain wrong on Venezuela.

    • Joel Atteberry
      Joel Atteberry  3 weeks back

      @Muhammad Ansari however in the USA talk show host Oprah has given out A~FREE~CAR.

    • Joel Atteberry
      Joel Atteberry  3 weeks back

      Being landlocked... other than knowing how to sing & obviously poor its highly doubtful they'll EVER be remotely as successful.

    • erzan
      erzan  1 months back

      *Your Right-Wing economic bias is showing.*
      1st Norway - Press freedom ranking Index
      1st Norway - Democracy Index
      1st Norway - Human Development Index

  • A random user of the internet

    Economic development in a non religious-fundamentalist country, usually brings with it social development.

    • David Songwe
      David Songwe  2 hours back

      Wendover Productions...3:58 shows the flag of Zambia but has Zimbabwe written next to it.

      • Limey Turtle
        Limey Turtle  4 hours back

        Made possible by shaking off the suffocating French legacy and keeping leftism at bay. Won't last as the France working through the UN just wants to drag Rwanda back downwards ASAP. France keeps African people poor. Free trade within the commonwealth makes people wealthy.

        • OSK4
          OSK4  11 hours back

          Long live Rwanda love from Somalia 🇸🇴🤝

          • sham hisham
            sham hisham  20 hours back

            Hopefully Africa will prosper and African will stop migrating to Europe

            • Damien Spectre
              Damien Spectre  22 hours back

              how will rwanda battle TIA? the eventual state of all african countries?

              • Jackie Vlogs
                Jackie Vlogs  23 hours back

                You forgot one point which i dont think Rwanda can get. The rate of natural disasters. So far, singapore has not experienced any (I think cause im from singapore,) e.g.earthquakes, typhoons, and tsunamis

                • Angela Stewart
                  Angela Stewart  1 days back

                  Black Americans from USA are moving to Rwanda . Soon Rwanda I'll be the richest country in the world.

                  • frappzlul
                    frappzlul  2 days back

                    2:42 are they levitating

                    • ꧁ Tú Muy Bien ꧂
                      ꧁ Tú Muy Bien ꧂  2 days back

                      world vision is a scam

                      • M KHA
                        M KHA  2 days back

                        The USA needs to stay out of this one

                        • Phos4us
                          Phos4us  2 days back

                          Skillshare + Brilliant + NordVPN + Grammarly + Honey = Success

                          • Phos4us
                            Phos4us  2 days back

                            The rainbow after the storm :)

                            • Angel Kingsley
                              Angel Kingsley  3 days back

                              He said violent, corrupt, and least developed about the birthplace of humanity. He acting like Africa wasn’t the greatest of all time until the Whites came.

                              • Darrick Ellis
                                Darrick Ellis  3 days back

                                Go Africa! African Americans are proudly watching and praying for you.

                                • MyDog
                                  MyDog  3 days back

                                  1:44 Ethiopia and IC.? They are also african

                                  • Yusuf patel
                                    Yusuf patel  3 days back

                                    Give me a "flawed democracy "any time.n therfore being th best Rather than being th worlds largest democracy. .

                                    • KallMitian
                                      KallMitian  3 days back

                                      Any country sold to the American giants is called democracy.

                                      • Lamonsoff
                                        Lamonsoff  4 days back

                                        South Africa has port access, they have even more potential than Rwanda but dumb black people keep voting for government officials that exploit them and the country and then they blame the the 30% of people paying for the rest of the country

                                        • Dylan Shramko
                                          Dylan Shramko  4 days back

                                          You can talk about sand and somehow bring up aviation

                                          • Bogumil Korasadowicz
                                            Bogumil Korasadowicz  4 days back

                                            German East Africa never looked better!

                                            • Joan Olga Keine
                                              Joan Olga Keine  4 days back

                                              Still I prefer Uganda my country cuz I can go to club anytime I want to rwanda is the north Korea of Africa

                                              • Musinguzi Micheal
                                                Musinguzi Micheal  4 days back


                                              • Nameless King
                                                Nameless King  4 days back

                                                Capitalism works. Who knew?

                                                • Naughty Nookie
                                                  Naughty Nookie  4 days back

                                                  *No thanks. Visiting a blackman country is like pooping!*

                                                  • Fhatuwani Baruch Mphohoni

                                                    We only assess African countries based on the comfort it creates for the Europeans and Americans!

                                                    • slav writer author bookworm

                                                      Rwanda is an interesting country, they speak Swahili

                                                      • Ignatius V. Mwanyekange

                                                        Having been in Kigali recently I am impressed by the cleanness of the city and the peaceful people of Rwanda, I think they have learned from their mistake and have taken the peace initiative seriously. I hope if all African countries can learn from Rwanda

                                                        • Romual Theodore
                                                          Romual Theodore  5 days back

                                                          My friend is from Africa so im learning alot by her

                                                          • Rashid Khalid
                                                            Rashid Khalid  5 days back

                                                            Rwanda sponsor's arsenal fc

                                                            • ADRIENNE ROUSSELL
                                                              ADRIENNE ROUSSELL  5 days back

                                                              This entire video is nothing but bulshit!!!!

                                                              • edwin benny
                                                                edwin benny  5 days back

                                                                weird cuz the Rwanda GDP per capita is pretty low

                                                                • EzrealOver9000
                                                                  EzrealOver9000  5 days back

                                                                  Clicking on the video being surprized that wendover is not talking about planes, 6 minutes in and i realize i should have known better.

                                                                  • Necronihilism _
                                                                    Necronihilism _  5 days back

                                                                    South Africa was better than Rwanda until they ended apartheid and started the genocide.

                                                                    • Benin Warrior
                                                                      Benin Warrior  1 days back

                                                                      You can't compare rwanda in the 90's to SA in the 90's you moron. SA has not gotten any better or worse since apartheid ended, and there isn't a fucking genocide going on. There are a shit ton of african countries better than SA. It really isn't that impressive.

                                                                  • Innocent MAGAJI
                                                                    Innocent MAGAJI  5 days back

                                                                    Don't criticize, if you notice a weakness in the country, the highest patriotism you could do is to help improve the situation.

                                                                    • Deloune Comfort Matongo

                                                                      at 3.58 minutes, the flag put for Zimbabwe is not correct...

                                                                      • billy muthomi
                                                                        billy muthomi  6 days back

                                                                        Democracy is a farce

                                                                        • David Schaftenaar
                                                                          David Schaftenaar  6 days back

                                                                          This is actually not a terrible idea, I'm interested to see how it'll pan out. Maybe the EU could help out and and forgive some of the countries national debt? I mean, assuming we haven't sold all of it to China yet.

                                                                          • Felix Renard
                                                                            Felix Renard  6 days back

                                                                            He presses on that economical prosperity is the only thing people need. People need more: to live in the country they can be not afraid of government arresting them for a careless fart. I noticed many Singaporeans are presumptuous, money oriented and quite blindfolded...

                                                                            • Armando Silvier
                                                                              Armando Silvier  6 days back

                                                                              I'm not watching such a blatant piece of psyop cultural marxist afrocentric lying agitprop: I assume we're *supposed* to ignore the 1.2 million Hutu men, women and children that were brutally raped, hacked to death with machetes in broad daylight, and mercilessly decapitated or maimed by the demonic, animist Tutsis!? African history rewriting at its worst!

                                                                              • Mountain Mamma
                                                                                Mountain Mamma  6 days back

                                                                                YOULL GET AIDS IN AFRICA

                                                                                • Fiji water
                                                                                  Fiji water  7 days back

                                                                                  3:57 that's the Zambian flag not the Zimbabwean flag

                                                                                  • Abdul Rahman Oon Ridzuan Oon

                                                                                    11.14 That's Malaysia not Rwanda. Lol.

                                                                                    • 14 88
                                                                                      14 88  1 weeks back

                                                                                      maybe then all the Africans can return home

                                                                                      • THEMANWITH APLAN
                                                                                        THEMANWITH APLAN  3 days back

                                                                                        Absolutely right african and i even understand this

                                                                                    • Russell Ngo
                                                                                      Russell Ngo  1 weeks back

                                                                                      As a Singaporean, this video definitely made me more interested in Rwanda!

                                                                                      • tx pap
                                                                                        tx pap  1 weeks back

                                                                                        some have no idea what they're talking about. Rwanda is doing extraordinarily well. The western model isn't always exportable to the world. Democracy tends to breed chaos in these third world countries. The primary need is stability and order. Great Job Rwanda

                                                                                        • Fair Vue
                                                                                          Fair Vue  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Political stability in China is the reason for China's rapid rise too.

                                                                                          • Felix Renard
                                                                                            Felix Renard  6 days back

                                                                                            But thousands of people are grinded by their government's atrocious policy.