How Rwanda is Becoming the Singapore of Africa


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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions   9 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.

    • V A S I L I Y P O D A N E N KO
      V A S I L I Y P O D A N E N KO  6 days back

      Wendover Productions Check my Vlog of Kenya 🇰🇪

    • Niyonkuru Serge adams
      Niyonkuru Serge adams  1 weeks back

      Kais_The_Duck @visit rwanda 🇷🇼

    • zxc zxcv
      zxc zxcv  3 weeks back

      yay authoritarian capitalism

    • Mai’s World
      Mai’s World  3 weeks back

      Wendover Productions also the democracy index 134 has the Zambian flag 🇿🇲 but the country name is Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

    • YY2
      YY2  2 months 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.

    THE DIAMOND LIFESTYLE  1 hours back

    What is democracy when I am wallowing in poverty at every level ?

    • Joseph Chuzzy
      Joseph Chuzzy  2 hours back

      If Rwandans know what is good for them, they better let Kagame lead them peacefully until his death. Getting such a good president in Africa is a miracle. Kagame works.

      • bharat kesar
        bharat kesar  11 hours back

        This is so heartening and inspiring to see. Kudos Rwanda.

        • Ralph M
          Ralph M  17 hours back

          it's spelled Wakanda

          • JoseGamerYT 123
            JoseGamerYT 123  19 hours back

            Why is Latvia's flag blurred a bit on 0:56?

            • FLORIDA HOOD VLOGS
              FLORIDA HOOD VLOGS  1 days back

              Wha ah you investing?

              • Johnny English
                Johnny English  1 days back

                Plot twist: Rwanda is Actually Wakanda and it has an underground city with lots of vibranium to supply the country's economy

                • HBMPaladin
                  HBMPaladin  1 days back

                  OK when it comes to income statistics but please don't go into those freedom indexes and similar political stuff, those lists are always made by US-funded NGOs that reflect their interests and political views. Americans do not have a God-given license or Mandate of heaven to declare who is free and how much.
                  Best wishes to people and nations of Africa.

                  • bob
                    bob  1 days back

                    Africa must be strong again 💪🏽

                    • Benjamin r
                      Benjamin r  2 days back

                      China is not passing the US this century. Countries economy is built on slave labor and held together with public works projects.

                      • Reezy37
                        Reezy37  2 days back

                        Don't forget Ghana and Mauritius.

                        • Bill Kong
                          Bill Kong  2 days back

                          Singapore isn't rich because they banned gum. They're rich because they're at the straits of Malacca.

                          • Bill Kong
                            Bill Kong  2 days back

                            They already killed all the people they wanted to kill.

                            • ries
                              ries  4 hours back


                          • Jay H.
                            Jay H.  3 days back

                            3:25 did that boat forget something

                            • Fifth Carrier Division Zuikaku-chan

                              I'm sorry, I'm a Singaporean here, and we are not a "flawed democracy". The only "flawed democracy" is the US of A. Just look at those retarded parliamentary deadlocks. Can't even keep their government open over a stupid wall.

                              • Hehe Boi
                                Hehe Boi  3 days back

                                That two clips is come from Malaysia.

                                • Ethann LEW
                                  Ethann LEW  4 days back

                                  As a Singaporean who love history another one of our success is our education , as a country need skilled people to become smart

                                  • Clement Ruzindana
                                    Clement Ruzindana  4 hours back

                                    Agree. Rwanda has put a lot of effort in edication too. especially in science and technology.

                                • Nigussie Tulu
                                  Nigussie Tulu  4 days back

                                  The people are also amazing.

                                  • Black Channel
                                    Black Channel  4 days back

                                    Maybe the 22th century will be the age of the African superpowers.


                                      500,000 Views  4 days back

                                      Singapore of Africa my foot.

                                      • MKB DIY
                                        MKB DIY  4 days back

                                        At 3:56 you used Zambia's flag but labelled it Zimbabwe...where are your facts from?

                                        • Рыцарь Тьмы
                                          Рыцарь Тьмы  5 days back

                                          listen here heavy russian accent...

                                          • Cisco Kidd
                                            Cisco Kidd  5 days back

                                            China will take over Africa and use the USA military to make it happen. Its already in place. Africa allowed the US to build a military base there and it will be used against them in the future. Stay tuned.

                                            • joey .k
                                              joey .k  5 days back

                                              Stronger infrastructure and ease of doing business can help him more in the long-term than then government handouts in the short-term but both are required

                                              • Dennis Wilkerson
                                                Dennis Wilkerson  5 days back

                                                It's a good thing they aren't considering setting up their hub in Hong Kong because...... Yeahhhhh......

                                                • From Africa to South America Vlog

                                                  how can we live in peace as Africans lol

                                                  • Marcus FNK
                                                    Marcus FNK  5 days back

                                                    This video inspired me on writing my master thesis on the topic, while its still in proposal phase, I would appreciate if anyone from Rwanda who is reading could answer a few questions for me in the future on the topic. Hit me up with a reply or a private message if your interested :)

                                                    • Luvic Hardowar
                                                      Luvic Hardowar  5 days back

                                                      Inaccurate information at @9:09 Rwanda is not the highest ranked in Ease of doing Business in Africa (29th Rank). Mauritius is, ranking 13th world wide. But nice video nonetheless.

                                                      • جيمي جيمي
                                                        جيمي جيمي  5 days back

                                                        Learn and look to the 4th Malaysia Prime Minister, he change the Malaysia to what it is today...

                                                        But now

                                                        He still became the 7th Malaysia PM... oh noooooo

                                                        • Jacob Hendry
                                                          Jacob Hendry  6 days back

                                                          1:01 nice 'Latvia' flag and nice blurred effect lol yikes

                                                          • Leonel Barreto
                                                            Leonel Barreto  6 days back

                                                            Cape Verde 🇨🇻 is also an african country ( just a reminder ) and it’s rank higher than Rwanda too

                                                            • sava rugui
                                                              sava rugui  6 days back

                                                              they will never be like singapore.... rwanda is to big to be developed like that

                                                              • vise31java
                                                                vise31java  6 days back

                                                                I'm confused. Why did it show Malaysia from 11:14 to 11:19?

                                                                • Phylippe Zimmermann Paquin

                                                                  why is latvia's flag censored??

                                                                  • hujale abdirahman
                                                                    hujale abdirahman  6 days back

                                                                    I feel lyk kamin here.nid sam 1 to welkam me

                                                                    • ரமேஷ் குமார்


                                                                      • monjir k
                                                                        monjir k  7 days back

                                                                        Africa must become stable for the world to grow
                                                                        Rwanda is the beacon of hope for it
                                                                        Love from India

                                                                        • Conner Filla
                                                                          Conner Filla  7 days back

                                                                          At least Rwanda doesn't test chemical weapons on it's own people. (Syria: *whistles to self*)
                                                                          Or starve it's own people saying there's nothing wrong and blaming it on the U.S. (Venezuela: "What are you looking at?")
                                                                          Or brain washing it's own people to hate other nations. (North Korea: *Kin Jong Un sees this* "It's not true. Who would you trust? Me, your protector, or a bunch of Democratic pigs?")
                                                                          Just to clarify, North Korea HAS been known to do that, and democratic countries are not run by "pigs". This was just a way to show you very briefly how cruel some countries are. You can probably guess my 3 least favorite countries.

                                                                          • Conner Filla
                                                                            Conner Filla  7 days back

                                                                            Well if the East-African Federation is formed Rwanda won't be around since they would join.

                                                                            • BradTheThird
                                                                              BradTheThird  7 days back

                                                                              So what you're saying is that genocide makes countries better?

                                                                              • BradTheThird
                                                                                BradTheThird  4 days back

                                                                                You can't end a genocide if one doesn't start...

                                                                        4 days back

                                                                                No, they saying *ENDING* genocide makes country better.
                                                                                1957 – 1994 : Genocide. Bad!

                                                                                1994 – 2019 : No genocide. Good!

                                                                                That’s what they sayin.

                                                                            • Jalil Buckseehosen
                                                                              Jalil Buckseehosen  7 days back

                                                                              Mauritius also calls itself that. They are both great

                                                                              • She xx
                                                                                She xx  7 days back

                                                                                Y’all really put down Zimbabwe with the Zambian

                                                                                • Emilio Daf
                                                                                  Emilio Daf  7 days back

                                                                                  Amazing news from Ruanda...proud of you guys.

                                                                                  • Sam Ogaitis
                                                                                    Sam Ogaitis  7 days back

                                                                                    Your "Countries by Least Corruption" list has Lithuania's flag for #41 when it says Latvia. They're close, neighbors actually, but not the same

                                                                                    • Hassan Mohammed
                                                                                      Hassan Mohammed  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Ghana has 1.68% murder rate per 100,000.

                                                                                      • Grande Ragazzi
                                                                                        Grande Ragazzi  1 weeks back

                                                                                        what we see here does not even represent 20% of the city of Kigali! Here is the hidden face of this city : @; @; @; @; time try to visit at least 50% of kigali!

                                                                                        • Grande Ragazzi
                                                                                          Grande Ragazzi  1 weeks back

                                                                                          what we see here does not even represent 20% of the city of Kigali! Here is the hidden face of this city : @; @; @; @; time try to visit at least 50% of kigali!