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Lessons from Kagame’s Re-election and Inauguration, and the Kagame the West Knows Not

It was an inauguration ceremony like no other, everybody was saying, with lessons for Rwandans and fellow Africans. They were referring to last Friday’s swearing in of President Paul Kagame for another term. A friend made this observation: The African Union Summit might well convene now and get some business done

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‘Rwandans Know the Democracy they Want; The West Should Mind their Business’

It was not planned. It just happened. Or to paraphrase him:He just did it. Paul Kagame was inaugurated for another seven-year term last week, and Africa came of age. An extraordinary thing happened at the inauguration. Tens of thousands of Rwandans who came to witness the swearing in completed their President’s

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PHOTOS: Rwandan President Paul Kagame Sworn in for Third Term

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has today (Friday, August 18th 2017) been sworn in for a third term in office after winning country’s presidential election with a landslide victory early this month. The ceremony which was attended by over 19 heads of state, was held at the Amahoro National Stadium in the

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US Govt Pokes Holes in Kagame Landslide Victory

The US has issued a statement on the Friday’s Rwanda election won by the incumbent by a comfortable 98.6 per cent. United States of America has decried the irregularities that manifested in the Friday Rwandan election which the incumbent won with 98.6 percent. In an August 5, 2017 statement, Heather Nauert, the

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Kagame Wins Rwanda Presidential Election With Landslide Victory

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has won the country’s presidential election with a landslide victory, The Tower Post reports. Kagame won the elections held on Friday (August 4th) with 5,433,890 votes (98.66%) from the 74% of the ballots that had been counted by publication time. Independent candidate Phillippe Mpayimana came second with 39,620

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Voters Knew the Winner of Rwanda’s Presidential Election Long Ago

In the eyes of some voters, Philippe Mpayimana, a fresh-faced former journalist running for president of Rwanda, is just a clown. Otherwise, they ask, why would he be running against longtime President Paul Kagame? Some of Mpayimana's campaign venues are nearly empty of people, underscoring a widespread belief among Rwandans that

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VIDEO: Rwanda-bound Jaguar Bus Catches Fire

A bus heading to Rwanda has Monday morning caught fire at Nyakabande Airstrip in Kisoro district. The bus belonged to Jaguar Bus Company. The bus had earlier in the day left Kampala but suffered a tyre burst and caught fire. https://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda/videos/1446209038760879/ The bus’ final destination was Kigali Rwanda. No injuries and fatalities had been reported

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Kagame: People are the Most Important Foundation of Rwanda’s Development

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called on citizens to stay united and focused on development activities for their daily lives. Kagame was Sunday addressing supporters at a rally in Rwamagana District where he concluded his campaigns in the Eastern province. “People are the most important foundation of Rwanda’s development. We value all

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Kagame Challenger Diane Rwigara Disqualified

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) today gave the green light to three candidatures to contest the upcoming presidential elections slated for August 4. They are incumbent President Paul Kagame, from the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi, Frank Habineza, of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and Philippe Mpayimana, an independent candidate. Mpayimana, a

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