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There are forty-nine nations in sub- Saharan Africa. Rwanda is one of them, and although it is one of the smallest countries in the continent, its recent history has made it better known than its larger neighbours. The genocide of some 800,000 people in 1994 remains vivid in people’s memories. Few people are aware, however, of what happened later in Rwanda. Just twenty years after the tragedy, Hutus, Tutsis and Twas once more live side by side. On their identity cards they are today identified solely as ‘Rwandan’. There was an annual growth of 8% from 2001 to 2012 in the country, with a determined focus on building roads and schools, strengthening tourism, increasing exports of coffee and tea, and not least creating reconciliation among the people. Here we see the arcitecture studio ASA’s work with education projects and teaching in the new Rwanda. REBUILDING 167


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