Independant Practicum, Rwanda & Uganda
This Fall I embarked on a Directed Study tour of East Africa – mainly Kigali, Rwanda and Kampala, Uganda. My independent research focused on the ongoing African Union reforms led by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. Are they fit for purpose? I sought to find out. In addition I also researched on the One Belt, One Road Initiative with a particular focus on the Standard Gauge Railway recently built in Kenya linking Nairobi to Mombasa. My trip coincided with Kenya’s Presidential elections and after receiving multiple travel warnings from State I could not travel on the new railway to gauge its economic impact on the East Africa corridor.