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Kagame Appoints Prime Minister Ahead of New Cabinet

Paul Kagame
Paul Kagame

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has Wednesday appointed Edouard Ngirente as the country’s new Prime Minister.

Ngirente was announced in a statement released by the President’s office, and is expected to be sworn in this afternoon at the Parliament in Kigali.

A renewed economist, Ngirente replaces Anastase Murekezi who has been premier since July 2014.

The new head of government has been a senior advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank in Washington DC.

He previously worked with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, where he was also an advisor.

The appointment of the Rwanda Prime Minister precedes that of the new cabinet, according to the country’s national constitution.

Within the next 15 days, President Kagame is expected unveil his new cabinet.

President Kagame was on August 18, sworn in to lead the country for the next seven years, having been overwhelmingly re-elected into the top office with over 98 per cent of the vote.

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