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Paul Kagame is a Rwandan politician,  He is the 6th and current President of Rwanda

Paul Kagame has been described as the “most impressive” and “among the most repressive” African leaders.

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He is among the richest presidents in Africa

Paul Kagame net worth is $500 million

Paul Kagame Profile

Kagame was born on 23 October 1957, the youngest of six children, in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi.

He began his primary education in a school near the refugee camp in Uganda, where he and other Rwandan refugees learned how to speak English and began to integrate into Ugandan culture. 

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Paul Kagame net worth

At the age of nine, he moved to the respected Rwengoro Primary School, around 16 kilometres (10 mi) away, graduating with the best grades in the district.

Kagame received training at the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Kagame had been de facto leader since 1994, but had focused more on military, foreign affairs and the country’s security than day-to-day governance. By 2000, the threat posed by cross-border rebels was much reduced and when Bizimungu resigned, Kagame decided to seek the presidency himself.

Before becoming a president, Kagame had previously served as  Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994 to 2000.

During his vice presidency, Kagame controlled the national army and maintained law and order, while other officials began rebuilding the country.

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As president, Kagame has prioritized national development, launching a programme to develop Rwanda as a middle-income country by 2020 

Kagame is popular in Rwanda and with some foreign observers; human rights groups accuse him of political repression. He won an election in 2003, under a new constitution adopted that year, and was elected for a second term in 2010. Kagame was elected again in 2017, and due to yet another change in the constitution, he could potentially be president until 2034.

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Paul Kagame Net Worth

Paul Kagame net worth is $500 million making him one richest presidents in Africa.

Kagame served as Chairperson of the African Union from 28 January 2018 to 10 February 2019. 

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Kagame has received many honours and accolades during his presidency.

These include honorary degrees from the American University of the Pacific, Oklahoma Christian University, and the University of Glasgow, the Andrew Young Medal for Capitalism and Social Progress by Georgia State University, and a Clinton Global Citizen Award. 

Kagame has also received the highest awards bestowed by the countries of Liberia and Benin, the Distinction of the Grand Cordon in the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of Pioneers, and the Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit respectively.

In September 2010, the British political magazine New Statesman named Kagame one of its 50 most influential figures for that year, placing him in 49th place.

The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations football tournament has been named the Kagame Interclub Cup since 2002, due to Kagame’s sponsorship of the event.

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