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RWANDA 2024 POLLS: Kagame Faces Resistance

As #Rwanda’s 2024 presidential #elections approach, opposition leaders are urging President Paul #Kagame to retire, arguing that the country no longer needs a strongman like him to lead.

That said, all indications suggest that Kagame will run for a third term, potentially extending his tenure to become one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

Kagame has been in power for 23 years and can run for two more five-year terms under the current constitution, which was controversially amended in 2015 to allow him a third term.

He is credited with stabilising Rwanda after the devastating #genocide in 1994, which claimed over 800,000 lives. However, his administration has been criticised for authoritarian tendencies, including the suppression of political opposition, free speech, and press freedom.

CREDIT: The African Report

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