30 August 2017

Rwanda: President Kagame Names Little-Known Technocrat as PM

Photo: Cyril Ndegeya/Nation Media Group
Edouard Ngirente taking his oath of office in Parliament as Rwanda's Prime Minister.

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has appointed a little-known technocrat to the country's second seat of power.

President Kagame named Dr Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister on Wednesday.

Dr Ngirente has been serving as an advisor to The World Bank Executive Director in Washington DC since 2014.

He replaces Anastase Murekezi, one of the longest serving cabinet members, who has been Prime Minister since July 2014.

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