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Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 8:24am On Nov 19, 2019
While Nigeria continues to disgrace and bring worldwide shame to the black race through its fantastically corrupt gangster politicians who made it the poverty and corruption capital of the world.

Botwana and Rwanda are showing the world that black africans can run progressive and functional societies. They are making gradual progress and in the next 10-20 years they will move from third world to a second or first world country. This is what happens with visionary leadership.

Botswana- is currently one of the world's fastest growing economies, averaging about 5% per annum over the past decade. Growth in private sector employment averaged about 10% per annum during the first 30 years of the country's independence.

Rwanda - Although 39 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, Rwanda has still come a long way, recovering from the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and seeing steady economic growth.Since then, the Rwandan economy has been growing steadily at seven percent every year, earning a reputation as one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAPMxKtqFgs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX0ozxrZlEQ

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 8:26am On Nov 19, 2019

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by majamajic(m): 8:28am On Nov 19, 2019
I give this FTC , to Jonathan

I know nothing about politics, but I prefer Jonathan way of playing it

politics without boundaries


Rwanda is the fastest growing country in Africa since almost 4 yrs ago now, Rwandan Airline is giving Ethiopian air a good fight as in King of Air in Africa , meanwhile Nigeria giant of Africa no get national airline

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by sLentlover7778(m): 8:42am On Nov 19, 2019
Chai.. see country wey make sense..

For naija our national anthem be... Slow and steady win the race.. Race wey dem don dey run since 1960 grin grin grin

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by BobiNick(m): 8:44am On Nov 19, 2019
Very true. Honestly Botswana is sure a well organized country.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 8:47am On Nov 19, 2019
sLentlover7778:
Chai.. see country wey make sense..

For naija our national anthem be... Slow and steady win the race.. Race wey dem don dey run since 1960 grin angry
Rwanda and Botwana are not perfect, but they are developing and progressing. And as long as they keep having visionary leaders in the next 20 years they will become the Singapore and Hong Kong of Africa. Foreign investors will continue to flood both countries including Nigerian businessmen.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by sLentlover7778(m): 8:53am On Nov 19, 2019
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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by sLentlover7778(m): 8:54am On Nov 19, 2019
So in other word.. we should keep PMB till the next 20years??

djdutchbrah:

Rwanda and Botwana are not perfect, but they are developing and progressing. And as long as they keep the leadership they have in the next 20 years they will become the Singapore and Hong Kong of Africa. Foreign investors will continue to flood both countries including Nigerian businessmen.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 8:55am On Nov 19, 2019
Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 9:01am On Nov 19, 2019
sLentlover7778:

So in other word.. we should keep PMB till the next 20years??

As long as they have visionary leaders for the next 20 years they will become the Hong Kong and Singapore of Africa.
Nigeria had a choice of electing the Muoghalu's,Durotoye or Sowore to bring about radical change, they choose otherwise. And look at the state of the country-the corruption and poverty capital of the world.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 9:08am On Nov 19, 2019
University of Botswana-Infrastructure can rival any university in Europe. Botswana spends most of the country's budget on education.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k37nb0PPWQw

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 9:09am On Nov 19, 2019
Nigeria should continue disgracing itself. The world is leaving it behind.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by naijapundit: 9:12am On Nov 19, 2019
By the way both countries are landlocked. Yet they still outperform those with long coastlines.
Interesting.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by SalamRushdie: 9:13am On Nov 19, 2019
When you have many people who still support bad governance like Buhari what do you expect

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 9:16am On Nov 19, 2019
naijapundit:
By the way both countries are landlocked. Yet they still outperform those with long coastlines.
Interesting.
Both countries have no natural resource like oil either.The country dominant GDP sector is the services sector,which accounts for 71% of the countries GDP.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 9:21am On Nov 19, 2019
naijapundit:
By the way both countries are landlocked. Yet they still outperform those with long coastlines.
Interesting.
It all boils down to visionary leadership.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Kokolet11: 9:25am On Nov 19, 2019
naijapundit:
By the way both countries are landlocked. Yet they still outperform those with long coastlines.
Interesting.
that is why I keep laughing some people that keep saying igboland is landlocked. Nigeria will never develop no matter anything because tribalism .northern Nigeria is the less educated people in the whole world but they are in control of every every in Nigeria, it can only happen in Nigeria.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 9:42am On Nov 19, 2019
BobiNick:
Very true. Honestly Botswana is sure a well organized country.
Nigerians will soon that running to Botswana to claim asylum grin

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 2:07pm On Nov 19, 2019
Both Rwanda and Botswana have national carriers, unlike Nigeria were corruption made Nigeria Airways go bankrupt.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 2:44pm On Nov 19, 2019
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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 2:45am On Nov 20, 2019
Botswana road network

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 2:58am On Nov 20, 2019
Rwanda Road network

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Jacseyi(m): 3:05am On Nov 20, 2019
Same with Mauritius, these countries are developing. However, it's easier and faster to develop smaller countries compare to bigger ones.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 3:07am On Nov 20, 2019
Jacseyi:
Same with Mauritius, these countries are developing. However, it's easier and faster to develop smaller countries compare to bigger ones.
Smaller in what sense? Population or geographical area.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by solmusdesigns: 3:10am On Nov 20, 2019
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Inferiority complex is an issue affecting many Nigerians and thats why travel agents capitalise on their foolishness and self hate to decieve them to smaller countries promising them heaven and earth only for them to get there and notice that grass isnt greener and the locals there are also strugling to get few jobs available hence xenophobic crisis

Should we also snap pictures of selected areas in Nigeria, like Ikoyi, VI, Eko Atlantic, Abuja Business districs, Kano metropolise, Maitama, Asokoro .. beautiful parts of Portharcourt then we can also decieve people

Anyways, while we keep rubishing ourselves online so that people from Ghana , Togo and Kenya can ridicule us, the Lebanese, Chinese and Indians are trooping in to enjoy what we hate while our people are going out to slave off in mere kenya



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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Nobody: 3:15am On Nov 20, 2019
solmusdesigns:
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Inferiority complex is an issue affecting many Nigerians and thats why travel agents capitalises on their foolishness and self hate to decieve them to smaller countries promising them heaven and earth only for them to get their and that grass isnt greener and the locals there are also strugling to get few jobs hence xenophobia



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Nigeria GDP per capita is $1925 per citizen, while Botwana GDP per capita is $8623.22. More than triple Nigeria GDP per capita. The average Botwana earns more than 3 times the average Nigerian and the ones that live in urban areas enjoy 24 hour electricity.
http://www.botswanaguardian.co.bw/news/item/1923-botswana-among-the-best-countries-in-electricity-access.html

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by solmusdesigns: 3:30am On Nov 20, 2019
The major problem with GDP per capital is that it averages the whole country and for a large country like nigeria where development is steady in one side and another is very low the per capital is bound to be low

for instance the reason we average $1925 is because we have 10 state 9 in the north and one in the southeast that are extremely poor, so even as the other 26 state plus fct seem to be on a good economic path this 10 states draw us back, this is the same thing with HIV and Aids, where Oyo has 0.09% of its citizens living with HIV while Akwa Ibob has as high has 5% yet datas about Nigeria and HIV get compiled together

NBS state and Poverty level

Sokoto 82%
Katsina
Adamawa 74.2%
Gombe 73.2%
Jigawa 72.1%
Plateu 71%
Ebonyi 70%
Bauchi
Kebbi 72%
Zamfara 70.8%

while Lagos and Ogun accounts for over 70% of our non oil GDP the rest seem to be over comfortable with oil so they dont invest in seaports and things that would bring FDI

djdutchbrah:

Nigeria GDP per capita is $1925 per citizen, while Botwana GDP per capita is $8623.22. More than triple Nigeria GDP per capita. The average Botwana earns more than 3 times the average Nigerian and the ones that live in urban areas enjoy 24 hour electricity.
http://www.botswanaguardian.co.bw/news/item/1923-botswana-among-the-best-countries-in-electricity-access.html

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by plaindealer: 4:02am On Nov 20, 2019
The danger of an unchallenged myth: The lie that is Rwandan President Paul Kagame



When I set about writing this, two poignant quotes kept bouncing around in my head, which describe everything I want to express in this column. The first, by Martin Luther King goes thus: “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” The second quote, from a speech by US President John F. Kennedy at Yale University goes thus: “For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.”

These two quotes perfectly sum up my views on the sudden appearance of Paul Kagame as a kite being flown within Nigerian political and policy circles. Regardless of who is behind the sudden emergence of an East African strongman as a purported example for Nigerian or African leadership, it is very important to question and challenge this dangerous narrative before it takes root and begins to infect national decision making, as is so often the case. The case for Kagame-style leadership as a panacea to African development issues hinges on two major beliefs: that Kagame is a “benevolent dictator” who leads with his country’s interests in mind, and that he is a “competent dictator” who knows how to get things done and achieve results.

Let us briefly interrogate these two notions.

The ‘benevolent dictator’ is fictional

What is most commonly used to sell the myth of Paul Kagame is the idea that he is some sort of patriotic strongman – the father of the modern Rwandan nation who came in like a hero at the country’s darkest hour to steer it away from genocidal division toward the cusp of a 21st century economic breakout. His “example” is typically cited by non-Rwandan Africans as a stark contrast to their incompetent and corrupt (elected) governments. “If only Kagame’s peers across Africa could be like him! Africa would be so developed by now!”

This myth conveniently ignores some very inconvenient facts that tell a completely different story about who Kagame is and what the modern state of Rwanda is actually built on. First of all, Kagame’s portrayal as a hero in the context of the events of 1994 could not be wider of the mark. It often comes as a shock to many who discover upon some cursory reading, that there was a second genocide happening almost concurrently in Rwanda as well as in neighbouring Burundi and Eastern DRC in 1994. This genocide, which was characterised by massacres and rapes of hundreds of thousands of Hutu civilians and refugees between 1990 and 1996, was twice recognised the UN in 1997 and 1998 as a genocide under Article 2 of the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and later on his Rwandan-backed Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (AFDL), were repeatedly implicated in these sordid events, but the sheer ferocity of the 1994 Tutsi genocide perhaps allowed him to fly under the radar as the lesser of two evils. By invoking the memory of April 1994 at every opportunity, Kagame has successfully convinced the world to forget that he was in fact, a tribal warlord fighting an illegitimate war against an elected government, before a series of “convenient” events led him into power in Kigali.

What Kagame really is more than anything else, is an opportunist – the ruthless winner who got to write history and cynically exploit the world’s emotions by presenting a complicated – and by no means concluded – conflict as a 3-month spurt of madness that he heroically ended. Rather than contextualise the Rwandan genocide as part of a wider African Great Lakes regional crisis, and acknowledge the ongoing role of the Kagame regime in destabilising and plundering the Eastern DRC, Africa and the world have falled for his contrived and carefully cultivated leadership myth, allowing him to repeatedly escape difficult questions.

Difficult questions like: “Why do Rwandan opposition members keep going missing?” “How did he get 99 percent of the votes cast in the 2017 Rwandan election?” “Why is Diane Rwigara in prison?” “Why does his government regularly seize, expropriate and auction homes, property and businesses belonging to government critics?”How come Rwanda has barely any coltan deposits, but is one of the world’s largest coltan exporters, while coincidentally sharing a border with the Eastern DRC which has extensive coltan deposits and an everlasting civil war fueled by armed groups linked to Kigali?” “How many civilian massacres and mass rapes did the RPF under his leadership carry out between 1990 and 1996?” “Why did he respond to a 2006 report by French magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguière, linking him to the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana by breaking off Rwanda’s diplomatic relationship with France?”

In an alternate universe, Paul Kagame would be answering questions about RPF war crimes and his role in the events of 1994 at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania. Instead, because of the power of the “benevolent dictator” myth, this charming, narcissistic Mobutu Sese Seko regen with a nice smile and good PR is currently the toast of many within Africa’s ironically-termed intelligentsia.

The ‘competent dictator’ is another myth

When Customs Controller General, Col. Hamid Ali recently made a comment comparing Nigeria’s nonsensical border closure to China’s alleged border closure in the 20th century, it was a sign that Nigeria’s government has moved on from selling myths and inaccurate information to Nigerians, and started formulating real policies with long term consequences based on false information. Why this worried me was that it presented the possibility of a scenario where the Kagame myth will be used as a basis for policy and political moves that will destroy our hard-won democratic freedoms and wreck our economy for nothing.


If an MDA head and his boss in Aso Rock are making policy decisions based on Chinese ‘historical events’ that simply did not happen, they can also make decisions based on a Rwandan success story that is entirely fictional. As of today, for example, Rwanda has roughly one doctor per 15,600 people. To put that in perspective, Nigeria has roughly one doctor per 2,500 people, and it is widely accepted that this figure represents a healthcare emergency. Rwanda’s per capita GDP is also a miserable $850, putting it behind Chad and war-torn Yemen, and just ahead of economic powerhouses like Haiti, Afghanistan and South Sudan. In 25 years since seizing power, Paul Kagame’s regime has managed to pave just 1,000km of the country’s 12,000km of roads – about 8.3 percent of the total road network.

Even in the famously clean and shiny capital city Kigali, only the most important roads are paved, with the majority of streets still brown earthroads. Most tellingly, anything from 30 to 50 percent of Rwanda’s national budget is still funded by foreign aid every year, more than a quarter of a century after Paul Kagame seized power. Behind the shiny, clean streets of Kigali and the PR-savviness of Kagame’s regime, complete with poverty statistics manipulated to look good as discovered recently by the Financial Times, Rwanda remains a dirt poor banana republic populated by impoverished and terrified people.

If there is such a thing as a “competent dictatorship,” Rwanda is not it, and I cannot stress this point enough. The economically illiterate decision to self harm by closing the borders without sorting out any of the underlying issues that make imported goods more competitive, is an example of ruinous national decision decision-making based on myths like “the Chinese closed their borders.”

Hopefully, we won’t have to learn the hard way that the myth of Paul Kagame – no matter how much we want to believe in it – is just a myth.

https://businessday.ng/columnist/article/the-danger-of-an-unchallenged-myth-the-lie-that-is-rwandan-president-paul-kagame/

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by DMerciful(m): 4:02am On Nov 20, 2019
Unity of purpose is the driving force for any nation's development. We don't have this in Nigeria and like Awolowo rightly said oil and water cannot mix hence he referred to Nigeria as a mere geographical expression! Nothing has changed!

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by nairalee(m): 4:04am On Nov 20, 2019
Nigeria is millions of miles away from development.

Whats bothering us right now is which tribe will rule next.
How will PDP outdo APC.
How to prove that Christianity is better than Islam.
How Tacha Wil destroy Mercy

So please OP don't disturb us with this Yeye development of a talk. Who Development help?

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by Kingspin(m): 4:05am On Nov 20, 2019
Nigeria the giant of shitholes.

Only PDP will agree.
APC will agree when they lose power.

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Re: Botswana And Rwanda, 2 African Countries With Good Governance (Pics, Videos) by daddytime(m): 4:08am On Nov 20, 2019
People wey no fit get other Visas don get bend down select option.

For us?

We die here....

Naija for life...

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