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Kagame on track for a second term in Rwanda

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Kagame on track for a second term in Rwanda

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In Rwanda, all the indications are that President Paul Kagame has won a second seven-year term in office.

Initial results suggest it is a landslide, with Kagame on more than 1.6 million votes out of the 1.7 million cast in 11 out of 30 districts so far.

Kagame has delivered economic stability and growth in the wake of the country’s appalling genocide in 1994.

But critics say this has been coupled with a clampdown on rivals and critics.

Despite a rise in political tension in the weeks leading up to the poll, observers say voting was peaceful with some stations registering 100 percent turnout.

Rwanda is a rising star in Africa for donors and investors and watchers say with Kagame in charge, this is likely to continue.