Paul Kagame

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Paul Kagame
Close up profile picture of Paul Kagame, seated at the 2009 World Economic Forum
President of Rwanda
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 March 2000
Acting: 24 March 2000 – 22 April 2000
Prime Minister Bernard Makuza
Pierre Habumuremyi
Anastase Murekezi
Preceded by Pasteur Bizimungu
Personal details
Born 23 October 1957 (1957-10-23) (age 56)
Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
(now Nyarutovu, Rwanda)
Political party Rwandan Patriotic Front
Spouse(s) Jeannette Nyiramongi
Children Ivan Cyomoro
Ange
Ian
Brian
Religion Roman Catholicism

Paul Kagame (born October 23, 1957) is the President of Rwanda. Though a member of the Tutsi ethnic group, he tends to downplay the importance of his ethnicity. He is responsible for ending the Rwandan Genocide. However, he is often seen as a dictator, and has a bad human rights record.