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Rwanda’s President Kagame Seeks Fourth Term

Rwanda’s President Kagame Seeks Fourth Term
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame said this week he plans to run for a fourth term in 2024. Kagame told the French-language magazine Jeune Afrique on Tuesday that he was happy with the confidence Rwandans have in his leadership. He has been in power since 2000 and changed the constitution in 2015 to change term limits. Human rights groups accuse him of suppressing his political opponents and the media. Gatete Nyiringabo, human rights lawyer and political blogger in Kigali, tells VOA’s James Butty, Rwandans have been expecting the announcement because they say Kagame has a positive track record on the economy.