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  • President Kagame meets with Itorero Indangamirwa VII, Rwandan youth from abroad.

    Gabiro, 25 July 2014

  • President Kagame in a group photo with the newly sworn in cabinet members.

    Kigali - 24 July 2014

  • 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

Paul Kagame
Serve every Rwandan equally

Kigali, 18 August 2014

While presiding over the Swearing in ceremony of new Ministers not present during last swearing in July, Members of Parliament and Deputy Inspector General of Police, President Kagame told all government officials present to serve every Rwandan equally and to take a stance against trafficking of young girls:

“We are here to fulfill our responsibility to the Rwandan people and ensure development of our nation. Ending trafficking of girls goes beyond law enforcement authorities; it is the responsibility of every citizen.”

President Kagame also urged the officials to initiate ways to curb increased levels of road accidents on Rwandan roads:

“The number of people who have fallen victims to road accidents is unacceptable and we need to put an end to it. The life of every individual is too valuable to be lost in accidents we have seen over the last weeks.”

Thanking God is not sufficient

Kigali, 12 August 2014

This evening in Kigali, President Kagame addressed Rwanda Leaders Fellowship during a dinner hosted by Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Ministries and Rwanda Leaders Fellowship.


Speaking on the topic of leadership, President Kagame urged the audience to move beyond the rhetoric of leadership:

Leadership has more to do with practice than theory, it's about results, problem solving and of course it's about people.Leaders cannot play it safe, you confront things as they are. As long as you come from a background of conviction of what you stand for and what you are trying to achieve”

President Kagame challenged the fellowship to take responsibility in shaping a self reliant future:

Thanking God is not sufficient. We should not be thanking God because there are people who permanently carry our burden. We should be thanking God that we are in a clear process where we should be able to stand on our own two feet. Self worth is not about somebody doing something for you but about doing something for yourself and for each other.”

President Kagame concludes visit to Washington, DC

Washington, DC, 7 August 2014

This morning, President Kagame addressed a gathering of business leaders at a breakfast hosted by the Washington, DC chapter of the Young Presidents' Organizations

Speaking on leadership and the progress Rwanda has experienced in the last two decades, President Kagame pointed to the choices Rwanda made to move forward:

“When faced with a challenging situation, you ask yourself what is the alternative. We chose to turn around our situation and leave history behind. We chose to give confidence to our people that they can overcome any adversity.”

President Kagame shared Rwanda's vision for the future as one defined by transformation and prosperity for all. He added that development of individual nations can only be sustainable with the transformation of the continent adding that Rwanda was committed to progress at home and beyond.

US to partner with Rwanda to build rapid peacekeeping forces

Washington, DC, 6 August 2014

On the last of the US Africa Summit, over fifty leaders held an interactive discussion on the future of investment in Africa, peace and security on the continent as well as governance.

President Obama announced a new initiative over the next three to five years to build capacity of African militaries to rapidly deploy peacekeepers as well as strengthen security institutions. The United States will partner with several African nations including Rwanda.

President Kagame described this initiative as an additional means to ensure Africans remain at the forefront of solving their challenges: