President Paul Kagame of Rwanda will run for a fourth term during the East African country’s elections in 2024. According to reports by Bloomberg, Kagame believes he has the full support of Rwandans in the build-up to their elections. Paul Kagame has been the President of Rwanda since 22 April 2000, which makes him the 5th longest serving African President.
Kagame has led Rwanda since his rebel army took over the country following the 1994 genocide, in which about 800,000 people were killed. He first took office in 2000 and has since won three elections.Speaking to the media on the support he has from his citizens, Kagame said he is happy with the confidence that the Rwandans have shown in me. In 2015, Kagame amended Rwanda’s constitution which could see him rule up until 2034. Paul Kagame also dismissed reactions from Western nations criticizing his decision to run for 4th term.