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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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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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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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Kagame Nominated for ‘Last’ Presidential Term

Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF), the country's ruling party, has nominated incumbent president Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August 2017 presidential election. Kagame told RPF members not to front him again after the seven-year term that ends in 2024. He suggested it was time for the youthful blood to take over

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Kagame: I won’t stand for President Beyond 2024

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said it is high time his Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) thought beyond him, hinting at the likelihood of not standing for reelection beyond 2024. Rwanda goes to the polls in August and Kagame is highly expected to win another seven-year term. The revelation was made in an

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President Kagame Speaks out on August 2017 Election

On the evening of Friday August 4, when the results of presidential election will be released in Kigali, commentators are unlikely to be surprised. Unless there is an unexpected occurrence, their only job will be to compare the percentage with which Paul Kagame will have been re-elected, with previous elections. Ninety-five

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Rwanda’s New Electoral Commission Bosses Sworn in ahead of August Election

Two new commissioners of Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) have been sworn in ahead of August 2017 general elections. Appointed by cabinet on April 5, Judith Mbabazi and Joyce K Bamwine on Wednesday took oath before Chief Justice Sam Rugege. The duo will retain their previous jobs – Mbabazi as the secretary-general

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