Rwanda's Kagame will run for third term

2016-01-01 11:01
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Kigali - Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he will run for a third term in office in 2017 in line with an amendment to the constitution which won overwhelming backing in a referendum earlier this month.

"You have asked me to lead the country after 2017. Given the importance you ascribe to this matter, I can only accept," he said during a televised address as the nation welcomed in the New Year.

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