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 byPasteur Bizimungu
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 64)
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. 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.