Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is the new face of Africa

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (photo:dpa)
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (photo:dpa)

To some, he is the saviour of Rwanda, the man who has shown the world what an African country is capable of. To others, he is a tyrant and a war criminal who, among others criticisms, is accused of arming rebels in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

PAUL Kagame, President of Rwanda since March 2000, is far from being a consensual leader. But while some consider him a role model for African leaders, others see him as an authoritarian ruler who clamps down on dissent and limits political freedoms in the name of national unity.


One thing is certain, Paul Kagame is the man responsible for Rwanda’s economic miracle and the fac...

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