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Road to recovery

Rwanda has undergone a remarkable renaissance since the genocide that shocked the world in 1994. Belise Kariza, of the Rwanda Development Board, tells Laura Griffith-Jones why now is the time to go

CHARACTERS

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STORIES

NDEITHI KARIUKI

WHAT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD LIKE?

I was brought up in Bujumbura, Burundi, where my parents moved in the 1950s when the Hutus overthrew the Tutsi monarchy. My childhood was happy and normal — it was nothing special. I went to school and I played with friends. As a family, we used to go on holiday in Rwanda, and other countries in and out of Africa. My parents wanted to ensure that we grew up to be open-minded people, so travel was part of our education.

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