Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham is quoted by U.S. News & World Report on Rwanda’s progress since the genocide that shocked the world twenty years ago:
“What’s happened in Rwanda is nothing short of a miracle,” says J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. “It has become one of the most efficient governments in Africa, and it’s the darling of the donor set.”
“On the other hand, the Rwandan government has been accused of veering into some very strange conduct with respect to alleged attempts against dissidents abroad.”
Reports continue to circulate that Rwandan officials living in exile are the target of assassination attempts. Most recently, Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa was uninjured after armed gunmen attacked his house in Johannesburg. Nyamwasa, a former top aide to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, fell out of favor after accusing his boss of ordering former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane shot down, which sparked the aggression that led to the 1994 genocide.