Michela Wrong: Do Not Disturb

The Book Club | 24 March 2021 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michela Wrong about her book Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad. While Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame has basked in the approval of Western donors, Michela Wrong argues, his burnished image conceals a history of sadism, repression and violent tyranny. Discusses what our goodies-and-baddies account of Rwanda’s genocide missed, and why it urgently needs correcting.

Into Africa featuring Sean Pawley

Conservative Curious | 12 December 2020 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sean Pawley, a young American who founded Seshat Bank, a bank in Rwanda. Discusses Rwanda’s long-term vision of being the “Singapore of Africa,” China’s influence on the African continent, and why he thinks there are big opportunities for investors in Africa.

Josh Whale: Putting Electric Motorbikes onto Rwanda’s Roads

RNZ: Saturday Morning | 20 December 2019 | 0h 21m | Listen Later
Interview with Josh Whale about building Africa’s first electric motorbike business and an associated battery recharging network in Rwanda. Motorbikes are widely used as taxis throughout Africa, as they are in other parts of the developing world. In Rwanda they account for more than half the total number of vehicles on the road. So getting more of the country’s existing fleet of around 100,000 motorbike taxis to switch from petrol to electric ‘e-motos’ will reduce emissions and the country’s dependence on imported fuel. It would also save the drivers money on fuel costs, potentially doubling their earnings.