US opposes third term for Rwandan president Kagame

Rwandan President Paul Kagame talks during a press conference with Ethiopia's Prime Minister at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on April 16, 2015The United States on Friday reiterated its opposition to a possible third term for Rwandan President Paul Kagame, after the country’s parliament voted in support of constitutional change that would allow him to stay on into the next decade. Kagame, 57, has been at the helm of Rwandan politics since 1994, when an offensive by his Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels put an end to a genocide by Hutu extremists that left an estimated 800,000 people dead, most of whom were Tutsis.

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