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Paul Kagame’s Rwanda: African success story or authoritarian state? | guardian.co.uk

Tony Blair and Bill Clinton have heaped praise on the Rwandan president, but his halo is starting to slip

by David Smith in Kigali

A hi-tech fingerprint scanner unlocks the entrance to Jean Gatabazi’s offices at the hospital in the Rwandan town of Nyamata. Gatabazi says the past five years have brought a tarmac road, street lighting and thriving businesses to the site of one of the worst massacres of the 1994 genocide. And he knows whom he credits for the transformation. “Paul Kagame is an excellent man,” he says proudly. “Hero is the right word.”

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