David Himbara

David Himbara, PhD, is an educator, author, and professor of international development based in Toronto, Canada. He previously headed strategy and policy for the president of Rwanda. Himbara has consulted extensively for governments including South African government and for organizations such the African Development Bank. Himbara taught political economy at universities in South Africa and the US.

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Rwanda Sought to Create Prosperity on Conference Tourism — Covid-19 Wrecked the Delusion

Rwanda received two sets of bad news in August-October 2020. First, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) downgraded the country’s economic outlook from stable to negative....

African Governments’ Pledged to Safeguard IMF Funds from Corruption

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Nigeria Becomes Africa’s Leader in an Additional Sense — Power of Young People

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni Makes Roads Not War

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni surprised his admirers and critics alike in his speech celebrating his country’s 58th independence anniversary on Oct. 9, 2020....

African Leaders Must Account for $89 Billion Stolen Annually Under Their Watch

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