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Paul Kagame to seek fourth term as president of Rwanda in 2024

President of Rwanda, who has been in power for two decades, Paul Kagame has said he would consider remaining in office for another 20 years.

Paul Kagame while speaking with French TV, said he would run for President again at the next election in 2024.

In 2015 he changed the constitution, allowing him to stay until 2034.

In the last presidential election five years ago, official figures showed he won 99% of the vote, which many outside the country dismissed as a sham.

Asked if he would seek re-election, Mr Kagame, who is 64, said: “I would consider running for another 20 years. I have no problem with that. Elections are about people choosing.”

Mr Kagame came to power in 1994 after his rebel forces helped end the genocide.

Since then he has positioned himself as a champion of development, but his critics say he maintains a tight grip over what is an authoritarian regime.

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