Paul Kagame

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Paul Kagame
Kagame in 2014
Kagame in 2014
4th President of Rwanda
Assumed office
22 April 2000
Prime Minister
Preceded byPasteur Bizimungu
Commonwealth Chair-in-Office
Assumed office
24 June 2022
HeadElizabeth II
Charles III
Preceded byBoris Johnson
Chairperson of the African Union
In office
28 January 2018 – 10 February 2019
Preceded byAlpha Conde
Succeeded byAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
Vice President of Rwanda
In office
19 July 1994 – 22 April 2000
PresidentPasteur Bizimungu
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Minister of Defence
In office
19 July 1994 – 2000
PresidentPasteur Bizimungu
Preceded byAugustin Bizimana
Succeeded byEmmanuel Habyarimana
Personal details
Born (1957-10-23) 23 October 1957 (age 66)
Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
(now Nyarutovu, Rwanda)
Political partyRwandan Patriotic Front
Spouse(s)Jeannette Nyiramongi
ChildrenIvan Kagame
Ange Kagame
Ian Kagame
Brian Kagame

Paul Kagame (born October 23, 1957) is the President of Rwanda since 2000.

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.

From 2018 to 2019, he was the Chairperson of the African Union. In 2022, he became the Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.