Kigali - Post Report Question and Answers

Morale among expats:

In general morale is good. - Sep 2013

Moderate to good. Kigali is Africa lite and many people enjoy a few years here. The biggest drains on morale tend to be boredom, stressful jobs, and, especially in the development sector, over-demanding and under=performing Rwandan partners. - May 2012

Depends on who you talk to. It varies in the American Embassy community, but I would say low to medium. The sadness and PTSD from the Genocide lingers even now - 18 years later. You often here the Rwandans blame the internatinal community for not intervening. It is exhausting. At work, the hours are surprisingly long, certain employees make the work life difficult, and working with the government can be tedious, at best. As one colleague put it best, "this place sucks the soul out of you." - Apr 2012

Mostly good. It is a beautiful place. It is not hard to live here, but you are far away from home and family. - Jul 2011

Very good. Rwanda is probably the best-kept secret of East Africa in regards to good security and is a safe haven of peace. - Oct 2010

There is a few whiners out there, but most people seemed to enjoy themselves and made the best of it. - Sep 2008

It depends on the purpose and function for being in Rwanda. Alot of NGO's, church related visitor, and the diplomats. - Aug 2008


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