BUSINESS TODAY 01 04 2018
When nations are confronted with making a choice between their interests and a good diplomatic relations, two things happen. The people of the nation suffer when the state chooses the diplomatic relations or the relations suffer when the state chooses the interest of its people. A quick example is that of Rwanda that has chosen to regain the dignity of Rwandans by banning second had clothes over making the USA happy by accepting importation of second hand clothes. As a result, the USA has threatened to scrap off duty free on all apparel products from Rwanda in 60 days if Rwanda doesn’t comply. What should Rwanda do?