By David Himbara
Citing General Joseph Nzabamwita — Rwanda’s chief of intelligence — KT Press claimed that ”more than 90,000 people are registered daily on Rwanda-DR Congo border.”
The newspaper further claims that ”Rwanda-DR Congo border records the biggest traffic is Africa.” According to the newspaper, Rwanda DR Congo border ”rivals US-Mexico.”
This is a crazy story
If 90,000 cross the Rwanda-DRC border every day of the year, that would mean that 32,850,000 people (90,000 x 365 days) a year travel between the two countries.
That would mean that the 32 Million crossing the Rwanda DR Congo border more than double Rwanda’s population of 12 Million.😂
The Rwanda/DR Congo border traffic busier than the US-Mexico Border?😂
Take for example the El Paso border crossing. In 2016, 7 million pedestrians crossed that border. Some 12 million personal cars crossed that border. More than 20 million trucks crossed that border.
Newspapers in Kagame’s Rwanda practice the worst of tabloid journalism. This is a style of journalism that emphasizes sensational Kagame’s achievements. As this story shows, such newspapers will go to any lengths — including cooked statistics — to show how Rwanda rivals top economies. That’s crazy stuff.😂