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
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 58)
Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi
(now Nyarutovu, Rwanda)
Political party Rwandan Patriotic Front
Spouse(s) Jeannette Nyiramongi
Children Ivan Cyomoro
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.