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Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in 2017

Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in 2017
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he intends to seek a third term in office.

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he intends to seek a third term in office.

#Rwanda to appeal British court's refusal to extradite men accused of genocide. Details w/ @MimmoKenya at 1pm. pic.twitter.com/qcst3204ca

— Nation FM (@NationFMKe) December 24, 2015

Changes to the constitution, adopted in December, mean Kagame can rule until 2034 if he continues to win at the ballot box.

#Rwanda Now Has a Free Post-Genocide Generation—@PaulKagamehttps://t.co/siGYlj3nlU@RugyendoQuotespic.twitter.com/XWooqmbYeZ

— Red Pepper Uganda (@RedPepperUG) December 22, 2015

The constitutional changes were put to a referendum and won the backing of 98 percent of those that voted. Rwanda goes to the polls in 2017.

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.==

Leading Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in DRC https://t.co/WZSc5SxWiDpic.twitter.com/jczrQLMb8D

— PEOPLE DAILY (@PeopleDailyKe) December 11, 2015

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