Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda

His Excellency Paul Kagame was sworn in as President of the Republic of Rwanda for a second seven-year term on 6 September 2010 following the country’s elections held on 9 August 2010. Paul Kagame was appointed Vice-President and Minister for Defense in the Government of National Unity on 19 July 1994 and four years later was elected Chairman of the RPF, a partner in the Government of National Unity. As president, he has prioritized national development, launching a programme which aims to transform Rwanda into a middle income country by 2020. President Kagame has received recognition for his leadership in peace building and reconciliation, development, good governance, promotion of human rights and women’s empowerment, and advancement of education and ICT.

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