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Tuesday, 08 August 2017

What another Kagame term could mean for Africa

  eNCA
SAIIA's Steven Gruzd on ENCA discussing the 2017 Rwandan presidential elections. Video © ENCA

Paul Kagame has been re-elected as president of Rwanda – a position he has held since 2000.

While the former military commander is well-respected for his role in helping end the 1994 genocide, presiding over a rapidly growing economy and providing leadership within the AU, he is also criticised for clinging to power, silencing the opposition and building up the army to assert his authority.

Our Steven Gruzd was interviewed ahead of the elections on what another Kagame term could mean for Africa (the interview takes place 3m 36s into the clip).