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.

  • Stevoo Vlogs
    Stevoo Vlogs  1 hours back

    55 countries now

      THE DIAMOND LIFESTYLE  2 hours back

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

      • Joseph Chuzzy
        Joseph Chuzzy  3 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  12 hours back

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

          • Ralph M
            Ralph M  19 hours back

            it's spelled Wakanda

            • JoseGamerYT 123
              JoseGamerYT 123  21 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  2 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  6 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  5 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  6 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  7 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  1 weeks 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!