Paul Kagame - updates

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Kagame poised for 3rd-term win in Rwanda election

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Some 6 9 million Rwandans have registered to vote in the poll which pits Paul Kagame 59 against two little known candidates seen as unlikely to pose any threat to his Rwandan Patriotic Front s tight control of the country

ELECTIONS. Polling station staff prepare polling material at a polling station in a Kigali school, on August 3, 2017 on the eve of the country's presidential election. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP

Kagame set for sweeping victory in Rwanda election

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:49 AM

The 59 year old leader faces two little known candidates who were given only 3 weeks to campaign against the incumbent who has kept a tight hold on power since his rebel army ended the 1994 genocide

CROWD DRAWER. Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame (L) greets a crowd of supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally on July 31, 2017 in Gakenke ahead of August 4 presidential election. Marco Longari/AFP

Pope begs God's forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Francis s pardon plea follows a request from Rwanda in November for the church to apologize for its role in the massacres

POPE FRANCIS. Pope Francis (R) receives a present from Rwanda's President Paul Kagame ahead of a meeting at the Vatican March 20, 2017. Photo by Tony Gentile /AFP

World urged to scrap super greenhouse gases at Rwanda summit

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:58 AM

Envoys from nearly 200 nations are in the Rwandan capital to thrash out an agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons HFCs

Delegates attend the official opening of the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 13, 2016. Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

Thousands protest in Burundi against Rwanda 'aggression'

Feb 14, 2016 - 12:41 AM

Burundi has accused Rwanda of backing rebels intent on overthrowing President Pierre Nkurunziza who was returned to power despite weeks of protests and calls from world leaders for him to step aside

PROTESTS. Demonstrators march on February 13, 2016, in Bujumbura during a protest against Rwanda. Photo by AFP

Rwanda's Kagame to run for 3rd term in 2017

Jan 01, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Kagame s decision comes after voters approved constitutional amendments which could allow him to stay in power until 2034

Rwanda President Paul Kagame addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 29, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Clinging to power: the African leaders who won't stand down

Dec 20, 2015 - 1:24 PM

In 2015 two African presidents amended their constitutions to allow them to seek another term – or more

Rwanda votes yes to allow extra terms for Kagame

Dec 19, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The constitutional amendment allows President Kagame to run for a third seven year term in 2017 then at the end of which he will be eligible to run for a further two five year terms

ANOTHER TERM. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, speaks during the second day of the St. Gallen Symposium at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland, May 8, 2015. File photo by Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

Rwanda opposition seeks to block third term change for Kagame

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:11 PM

The challenge centers around the Green Party s belief that the constitution can only be revised to only reduce or prolong the duration of the president s mandate

ANOTHER TERM? In this photo, Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, speaks during the second day of the St. Gallen Symposium at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland, May 8, 2015. Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

French ambassador barred from Rwanda genocide commemorations

Apr 07, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Rwanda s foreign ministry bars France s ambassador from attending the 20th anniversary remembrance of the killing of 800 000 ethnic Tutsis

REMEMBRANCE. A file picture dated 07 April 2005 showing relatives of victims of the 1994 genocide paying their last respects, in Murambi, eastern Rwanda. On Monday, 07 April 2014 leaders including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, to remember the events in 1994, when around 800,000 Rwandans were brutally killed in a three-month campaign by the Hutu-led government against the Tutsi population. Ricky Gare/EPA

20 years on, Rwanda's reconciliation goes on step by step

Mar 06, 2014 - 2:44 PM

20 years on the question of reconciliation is still a central issue in the country and one promoted heavily by the government of President Paul Kagame

VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE. Photographs of people murdered during the 1994 genocide are displayed at Kigali Memorial Center in Kigali, Rwanda, 14 May 2012. Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Regional leaders sign peace deal for eastern DR Congo

Feb 25, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Regional African leaders signed a deal to try to bring peace to the war torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo with plans to reinforce a UN led mission to combat rebels after years of unrest

DR Congo soldiers flee as rebels advance on Goma

Nov 18, 2012 - 10:51 PM

Government soldiers were fleeing the eastern DR Congo city of Goma in large numbers on Sunday November 18 as rebels advanced to the gates of the regional capital after fresh fighting erupted in the area last week