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.

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

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