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“Indian ­Investors Add To Our Growth, We Wish To Welcome More”

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“Indian ­Investors Add To Our Growth, We Wish To Welcome More”
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2019-02-01T10:54:52+05:30

Paul Kagame played a key role in ending the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and later, as its President, in turning around the country’s image. Today, Rwanda is not only the second fastest growing economy in Africa, it is also one of the most peaceful and ­stable nations in the continent. Under Kagame’s leadership, it is not only Rwanda that has flourished—his chairmanship of the African Union has made the 54-member organisation a more cohesive unit. The agreement of the African Continent Free Trade Area signed last year by the African Union indicates the emergence of this new found cooperation among the nations of this diverse continent. He speaks to Pranay Sharma about the significant growth in India-Africa rel­ations, developments in Rwanda and challenges the continent faces in the coming days. Excerpts:

India’s engagement in Africa has gone up in the past few years. How do you see the heightened interest from Delhi towards the continent?

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