Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in 2017

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in 2017

<p>Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he intends to seek a third term in office.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rwanda?src=hash">#Rwanda</a> to appeal British court's refusal to extradite men accused of genocide. Details w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/MimmoKenya">@MimmoKenya</a> at 1pm. <a href="https://t.co/qcst3204ca">pic.twitter.com/qcst3204ca</a></p>— Nation FM (@NationFMKe) <a href="https://twitter.com/NationFMKe/status/679963372335529985">December 24, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> Changes to the constitution, adopted in December, mean Kagame can rule until 2034 if he continues to win at the ballot box.<br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rwanda?src=hash">#Rwanda</a> Now Has a Free Post-Genocide Generation—<a href="https://twitter.com/PaulKagame">@PaulKagame</a> <a href="https://t.co/siGYlj3nlU">https://t.co/siGYlj3nlU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RugyendoQuotes">@RugyendoQuotes</a> <a href="https://t.co/XWooqmbYeZ">pic.twitter.com/XWooqmbYeZ</a></p>— Red Pepper Uganda (@RedPepperUG) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedPepperUG/status/679226960887857152">December 22, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> The constitutional changes were put to a referendum and won the backing of 98 percent of those that voted. </p> <p>Rwanda goes to the polls in 2017.</p> <p>Kagame was elected president in 2000, but has unofficially led the country since his rebel force marched into the capital Kigali following the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.==<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Leading Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in <span class="caps">DRC</span> <a href="https://t.co/WZSc5SxWiD">https://t.co/WZSc5SxWiD</a> <a href="https://t.co/jczrQLMb8D">pic.twitter.com/jczrQLMb8D</a></p>— <span class="caps">PEOPLE</span> <span class="caps">DAILY</span> (@PeopleDailyKe) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeopleDailyKe/status/675369519842500612">December 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>==</p>