Rwanda is the first African country to be cited as the world’s top reformer in this year’s Doing Business Report and has jumped from 143th to 67th place in the world’s rankings. The BBC reports that Kigali, the capital will be linked to the new EaSSy submarine cables by November 2009 and a national fibre-optic link will be in place by 2010. This initiative, funded with $24 million World Bank funding from 2008 to help Rwanda develop national broadband connectivity, means that doing business in Rwanda has just received a leap forward.
An article in the Financial Times reflects the tension between aid versus trade in Rwanda which gives a somewhat different view of this business expansion.
Click HERE for a video about doing business in Rwanda
click HERE for a video about how a bus is taking internet connectivity to rural communities in Rwanda.