H.E Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is to be sworn-in as President for his third term in office after a landslide victory in polls held in early August.



President Kagame signs the oath of office after swearing in as Rwanda’s Head of State for next 7 years.


President  Paul Kagame won the presidential race with 98.7% of the votes. The main opposition party leader Frank Habineza and independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana shared the remaining votes.


The 59-year-old has been the leader of the country since the year 2000. Before the last elections, Kagame – a former refugee, military chief, and vice-president – has won the last two in 2003 and 2010 – all by over 90% of votes.

Who will administer the oath of office?


The oath will be administered by Chief Justice, Sam Rugege. After President-elect Kagame is duly sworn-in, he will deliver an inaugural address.

Roll call of African leaders present

  • The President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou

  • Acting President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

  • Gabonese President Ali Bongo

  • Zambian President Edgar Lungu

  • The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir

  • President Idris Deby Itno of Chad

  • Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé of Togo

  • President Guelleh is the Head of State for Djibouti

  • President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda

  • President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya

  • President Alpha Condé of Guinea who is also the African Union chair

  • Faustin Archange Touadera of the Central African Republic

  • Brahim Ghali of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

  • President Macky Sall of Senegal

  • President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo

  • President Hage Gottfried Geingob of Namibia.

  • Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe, Patrice Emery Trovoada

  • Vice-President of Ivory Coast, Daniel Kablan Duncan

  • Acting Vice-President of the Gambia and Minister of Women’s Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang.

  • The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

  • Former Botswana President Festus Mogae

  • Former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa.

  • The Speaker of Parliament of Equatorial Guinea, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu

  • Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, Habib El Malki

  • Speaker of Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Congo Aubin Minaku.

  • Deputy United Nations Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed

  • Prime Minister of Madagascar

  • Foreign Affairs ministers of Ghana, Benin, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tunisia, Liberia



The Express News 


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