28 years ago, Rwanda suffered one of the most brutal genocides the world has ever seen. Today, Rwanda has been named as the sixth safest country in the world and safest country in Africa for solo travellers. The country is the only African country in the list published by Usebounce.
Usebounce is a luggage storage app, that created the ranking by combining a crime index and a safety index to evaluate where solo travellers would feel safest. These indexes were made using data from Numbeo. Switzerland topped the ranking, followed by Japan in second position. Slovenia, Georgia, Iceland, Croatia, Czechia, Austria and Denmark also made it to the top 10.
The Paul Kagame regime has made significant progress in ensuring Rwanda rewrites its history. The Paul Kagame led-government has put so much resources in ensuring that Rwanda enjoys stable peace chased by an impressive infrastructure. Tagged as the cleanest city in Africa. Rwanda’s capital Kigali is by far one of the few disciplined cities in Africa with one of the most law abiding citizens in Africa. In a 2018 Global Law and Order study by Gallup, 88 per cent of Rwandans said they felt safe to walk alone at night, the same figure as in Finland, Slovenia and Tajikistan.