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us: Kagamé, Paul, 1957-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1957-10-23
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Gitarama (Rwanda : Prefecture)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Rwanda
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Rwanda. Office of the President
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: RPF Guerrilla Army
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Civil service
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Presidents
              Civil servants
          • Sources

            • found: Vers un nouveau Rwanda? 1995: t.p. (Paul Kagamé) p. 29, etc. (b. Oct. 23, 1957 in Gitarama; on July 19, 1994 became vice-pres. and Defense minister of Rwanda Republic)
            • found: Wikipedia, July 29, 2013 (Paul Kagame (b. 23 Oct. 1957) is the sixth and current President of Rwanda, since 2000; Rwanda's de facto leader when he served as Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994 to 2000)
            • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed August 6, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Kagame, Paul; president; born 1957 in Gitarama, Rwanda; grew up in a refugee camp in western Uganda, where he attended school; as a young man he joined the rebel army of Yoweri Museveni; in 1986 he was awarded the post of chief of military intelligence; a year later he and about 8,000 other Uganda-based Tutsi founded the RPF guerrilla army with financial and military support from Museveni; in 1990 he was taking military courses in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, when the RPF invaded Rwanda; when the RPF's leader was killed, he flew back to take over; by the time the RPF took control of the government in early July; he, as vice president and defense minister, remained widely regarded as Rwanda's de facto leader; from the beginning he insisted that reconciliation between Hutu and Tutsi could occur only if those guilty of genocide were brought to justice, and in 1998 he defended his government's executions of the first convicted criminals; in April 2000 legislators and government ministers elected Kagame president of Rwanda)
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