David Kampf

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In the twilight of his presidency, George W. Bush sought refuge in one of his foreign policy victories: Africa. Dogged by his global missteps and failures, Mr. Bush traveled abroad in Feb. 2008 to trumpet his legacy-building AIDS program. When President Barack Obama heads to Africa later this week, the focus won’t be on a signature success story. Instead, the trip will highlight his lack of attention to the continent.

I was working for the United States Agency for International Development when Mr. Bush arrived in Rwanda to much fanfare. He deserved the warm welcome and praise for his administration’s AIDS program: more than $15 billion dedicated to preventing and treating the disease.…  Seguir leyendo »

Collective guilt over the genocide in 1994 has shaped the world’s relations with Rwanda ever since. Without question, the systematic killing of 800,000 people is one of the foremost historic blights of the last century. And the international community deserves blame for ignoring facts and avoiding action when intervention could have saved thousands.

But it’s time to take off the kid gloves when dealing with this tiny, landlocked country with outsized influence in East Africa. If there’s any hope of Rwanda winning truly lasting stability, it must change course and stop fueling conflicts across its borders.

The progress Rwanda has made since the genocide is nothing less than remarkable.…  Seguir leyendo »