Will Rwanda's President Seek Third Term?

There is widespread speculation over whether President Paul Kagame will step down in 2017 or seek a constitutional amendment to give him a third term in office.
  • Rwanda:  Kagame Hints at 2017 Election Run

    ThinkAfricaPress, 23 April 2014

    At a recent event, Rwanda's president Paul Kagame suggested he might change the constitution to allow him to run for a third term in 2017. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Kagame Blows Cold and Hot On a Third Term

    African Arguments, 18 March 2013

    In October 1990, after Fred Rwigyema's death on the third day the struggle to conquer Rwanda, Paul Kagame took over the command over the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and led it to ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Thoughts On Kagame in Post-2017 Rwanda

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 18 March 2013

    Our blogger tries to predict how Rwanda and its constitution might appear after Paul Kagame completes his current second term as president read more »

  • Rwanda:  Kagame On Third Term

    The Independent, 11 March 2013

    President Paul Kagame moved closer to putting an end to reports that the Rwandan constitution could be amended to allow him run for a third term in office. read more »

  • East Africa:  Prof Lwakabamba's Appointment - Kagame Practises EA

    Tanzania Daily News, 16 March 2013

    President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, one of East Africa's two tiny nations, (the other being Burundi), has a way of speaking directly both in words and, in his actions. read more »

  • Rwanda:  President Kagame Urges Long-Term Partnership

    The New Times, 15 March 2013

    President Paul Kagame has urged international partners to focus on contribution that will have a long term impact for Rwandans. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Kagame Clarifies Transition Debate

    The New Times, 27 February 2013

    President Paul Kagame has said that he is not interested in a third term and that he will do what the constitution says or what the Rwandan people will decide in the interest of ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Tough Questions in 2017 Succession Debate

    The New Times, 27 February 2013

    A lot has been written and said about the 2017 transition ever since President Kagame added his voice to this debate during the Feb 08th RPF cadres meeting. read more »

Rwanda President Paul Kagame (file photo).

  • Rwanda:  Kagame Sets Off Succession Debate

    The Independent, 22 February 2013

    President Paul Kagame, on Feb.8, 2013, challenged his ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) cadres to chart the way forward for the country's leadership after 2017 when his term ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Politics of Transition - Are We At Crossroads?

    The New Times, 20 February 2013

    At the latest meeting of the ruling RPF, the issue of political transition and change took centre stage. According to media reports, many issues were discussed, with the political ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Debate On Post 2017 Rwanda Not About Third Term

    The New Times, 18 February 2013

    Rwanda continues to confound friend and foe. It refuses to be conveniently pigeon-holed and will not be just like any other country. It will not follow the beaten path just because ... read more »