Recovery for the Tutsi People in Rwanda

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"There is a saying in Rwanda that Rwandans must swallow their tears. They do. If they did not, they would surely drown." - (Palmer, 1995, p. 459) Recovery is a traumatic, long term process for anyone involved in genocide. Rwanda had been through so much in a short period of time. During the recovery process there were many trials and tribulations. There were many parts of recovery needed in order for the people of Rwanda to go back to living a somewhat normal life. Some key types of recovery needed were economical, political, social, mental, and demographical. Recovery was not easy for the Tutsi people of Rwanda.
Paul Kagame became president in Rwanda in 2000; with the help of Kagame, the Tutsi defeated the Hutu extremists in 1994 (source #1). Economically the recovery process has been somewhat successful for the Tutsi people. The country has outlawed plastic bags, because it is better for the environment and helps to keep streets clean. According to Isobel Coleman, of the Huffington Post, “Rwanda has enjoyed robust economic growth since the dark days of genocide. In the past decade and a half, per capita GDP has nearly tripled, admittedly from a desperately low base.” Ranked by the World Economic Forum's on their latest Global Information Technology Report Rwanda is now the most network-ready nation in East Africa (source #2). The World Health Organization found that Rwanda spends most of their budget on health care. Overall, economical recovery was not much of

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