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Thierry VIRCOULON, quoted by Jessica Moody's in Foreign Policy  

How Rwanda Became Africa’s Policeman

From Benin to Mozambique, President Paul Kagame is flexing his small country’s military muscle—and transforming the continent’s security landscape.

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There is also a lot of support for these initiatives from the West. “This was a perfect opportunity,” explains Thierry Vircoulon, an associate research fellow with the Sub-Saharan Africa Center at the French Institute of International Relations. “These countries needed security help and Westerners don’t want to be too much involved, so they are very much in favor of a third country intervening.” he added.

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