Rwanda president Paul Kagame talking to the Guardian‘s Sarah Boseley on accusation that he is suppressing democracy:-
“Democracy is good music but you need somebody with ears to listen to that music,” he says, leaning across the table. “It doesn’t matter how much you talk about democracy or human rights. Tell me about a family who spend the whole night looking at each other and wondering whether they will have something to eat. Are they thinking about anything else? They are just not listening.”
In 1994, Rwanda suffered a horrific tribal genocide, largely because democratic freedoms allowed one tribe to incite violence against another. In 2010, the same country, under Kagame’s presidency, is is held up as a model for African development and foreign investment.
Come on! — decide what we really want.