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  • President Kagame with youth at the Annual Youth Dialogue hosted by Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)

    Kigali - 21 July 2014

  • Residents of Muhanga District welcome President Kagame to Southern Province

    Ndiza - 17 July 2014

  • First Lady Jeannette Kagame dances with women from all over the country who gathered at Amahoro Stadium to pay tribute to the Rwanda Army for liberating the country

    Kigali - 6 July 2014

  • President Kagame inspects the parade during celebrations of the 20th Liberation at Amahoro Stadium

    Kigali - 4 July 2014

Paul Kagame
President Kagame closes 7th Itorero for youth living abroad

Kigali, 25 July 2014

President Kagame today closed the seventh Itorero program bringing together more than 250 Rwandan youth living abroad, which took place at the Gabiro School of Combat in Gatsibo District. In an interactive address, President Kagame told the youth to guard their identity jealously because this is what would guide them in whatever they do, wherever they may be in the world.

“Identity is about your education, your upbringing and the Rwandan values you are taught. No matter where you were born or where you choose to live today, you are Rwandan. Nothing stands in the way of staying true to yourself. No one should erase their identity and who they truly are. You must build on your identity because Rwanda belongs to you and you belong to your country. It is about your identity, knowing who you are and your values.”

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President Kagame presides over swearing-in of new government

Kigali, 24 July 2014

President Kagame today presided over the swearing-in of the new Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi, Cabinet Ministers and Permanent Secretaries. Anasatse Murekezi, who until his appointment was the Minister for Public Service, replaces Pierre Habumuremyi.

In his remarks, President Kagame commended the outgoing Prime Minister and Government for having achieved so much and wished those who are not part of the new Government success in their next endeavous:

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President Kagame receives Equity Bank Group Board members

Kigali, 22 July 2014

President Kagame today received a delegation of Equity Bank Group Board members who called to update him on progress of the bank, after three years operating in Rwanda. The Equity Bank Group Board is holding its retreat in Kigali.

After meeting President Kagame, the Equity Bank Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, James Njuguna Mwangi said the delegation updated President Kagame on achievements since the bank established in Rwanda in 2011:

“We have been quite successful in Rwanda and we wanted to update the President on progress of the promises we made to him when came to see him after our expansion into Rwanda three years ago, in addition to seeking his valuable advice and inspiration. Among other things, we have supported financial inclusion by posting agents at village level and boosted the payment system by issuing Autobranch Visa Cards in Rwanda. We are also planning to double our investments in Rwanda.”

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Fight corruption by not participating in it

Kigali, 21 July 2014

President Kagame has told African youth that the best way to fight corruption is by aspiring to achieve great things through decent means. During an interactive session with youth from various African countries who are participating at the Youth Dialogues conference organized by the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) in Kigali, President Kagame told the young Africans to desist from participating in corruption because then, they would be helping to entrench the social vice.

Responding to various questions from young men and women from different parts of Africa, President Kagame said young people should be assertive and resist injustice in whatever form it manifests itself:

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