Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda, Office of the President of Rwanda

Made an early commitment to fight for national liberation and led a military struggle that ended the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. 18 August 2017, sworn in for third term as President of the Republic of Rwanda. Has transformed Rwanda into a nation that is progressing rapidly towards its ambitious vision for socioeconomic development, peace and reconciliation. 2010-15, Chair, United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Group on the Millennium Development Goals. Co-Chair, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Broadband Commission. July 2016, appointed by African Union member states to lead the ongoing reforms process aimed at transforming the African Union into an efficient, productive and financially independent institution. Addresses regional and international audiences on a range of developmental and leadership issues. Recipient of honours and awards for leadership in peace building and reconciliation, development, good governance, promotion of human rights and women’s empowerment, and advancement of education and information and communications technologies. Interests: tennis; football.

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