Paul Kagame

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Military Leader, President (non-U.S.), Activist(1957–)
Paul Kagame is a Rwandan military leader and politician who is best known for defeating Hutu extremist forces to end the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Paul Kagame is a Rwandan military leader and politician who is best known for defeating Hutu extremist forces to end the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Born to Tutsi parents, Kagame grew up in exile in Uganda. In 2000 he became president of Rwanda and has been called Africa's "biggest success story." He has become a public advocate for new models of foreign aid that help recipients become self-reliant. At the same time, during his tenure in office, he's been accused by human rights advocates of crushing opposition and free speech of opposing party members and journalists. Kagame was re-elected in 2010.

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