Paul Kagame

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Paul Kagame
Paul Kagame in kigali, Rwanda, 22 August 2016
Kagame in the Rwandan city of Kigali in August 2016
4th President of Rwanda
Assumed office
22 April 2000
Prime Minister
Preceded by Pasteur Bizimungu
Chairperson of the African Union
Assumed office
28 January 2018
Preceded by Alpha Conde
Vice President of Rwanda
In office
19 July 1994 – 22 April 2000
President Pasteur Bizimungu
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Minister of Defence
In office
19 July 1994 – 2000
President Pasteur Bizimungu
Preceded by Augustin Bizimana
Succeeded by Emmanuel Habyarimana
Personal details
Born (1957-10-23) 23 October 1957 (age 60)
Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
(now Nyarutovu, Rwanda)
Nationality Rwandan
Political party Rwandan Patriotic Front
Spouse(s) Jeannette Nyiramongi
Children Ivan Kagame
Ange Kagame
Ian Kagame
Brian Kagame

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.