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Kagame wins Rwanda Presidential elections

Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday.

Rwanda: Candidate pledges retrial of jailed dissidents

Rwanda's Frank Habineza, the only registered opposition leader competing against President Paul Kagame in Friday's elections, pledged on Wednesday to retry political prisoners if he's elected. Appearing in the last day of campaigning,…

Kagame’s opponent wants ‘true democracy’ for Rwanda

Frank Habineza is an environmentalist running to become Rwanda's president for the first time after an eight-year struggle to register his party and obtain a spot on the ballot paper. The 40-year-old leader of the Democratic Green Party…

Rwanda’s Kagame claims victory in August election

Rwanda's president is already claiming victory in next month's election. President Paul Kagame told supporters at his first campaign rally on Friday that the results of the vote were already known in 2015, when Rwandans petitioned…

Kagame picked by his party as August candidate

Rwanda's ruling party has chosen longtime President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the August election. Kagame has ruled the East African nation since 2000. He was elected unopposed Saturday by Rwandan Patriotic Front members. He is…

Female challenger of Rwanda’s Kagame hit by scandal

The presidential bid of 35-year-old Diane Shima Rwigara was tested after she declared her intention to contest in Rwanda’s August general elections as the first female independent candidate. Social media was flooded last Friday with nude…

Kagame to meet AU foreign ministers over reforms progress

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will next week meet with foreign ministers from the African Union member countries in Kigali to discuss ways of fast-tracking the implementation of the continental bloc’s reforms. As the head of the…