President Kagame on October 8 attended the official opening of the Afro -basketball U-18 Kagame Cup which is scheduled to run until October 17 in Kigali. The President of FIBA, Mabousa Eseka Dieudonneba thanked President Kagame for his support to the development of basketball in Africa. He said that it is the first time that the basketball tournament is named after an individual.

Participating teams include defending champions Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mali, Angola, Zimbabwe, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and hosts Rwanda.