Op-Ed

4 Days In Kigali Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Rwanda

Siyanda Mohutsiwa writes about going to Kigali for the African Governance Architecture conference and the complicated feelings the trip evoked

A motorbike taxi in Kigali. Creative Commons image courtesy of Adam Cohn.
In the dispatch below, 22-year-old writer and creator of the hashtag #IfAfricaWasABar, Siyanda Mohutsiwa, writes about going to Kigali for the African Governance Architecture (AGA) conference and the complicated feelings the trip evoked.

The first few hours in Rwanda seemed to be wrapped in a North-Koreanesque gleam. Kigali seemed a bit too clean as if it had been covered in the plastic adhesive of an allegorical novel.

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