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Rwanda’s ‘forever president’ swept back into power


PUBLISHED Sat, August 05, 2017 - 10:33am EDT


Rwanda's 'forever president' swept back into power
Rwandans have overwhelmingly voted to extend Paul Kagame's 17 years in power. The man dubbed the nation's 'forever president' claiming almost 99% of the vote, but critics fear he will rule with an even harsher iron fist. Joel Labi reports





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