Kagame's acceptance speech on taking over as new AU chair

It is a solemn honour, to accept the call to serve as Chairperson of our Union. Thank you for your double trust. First as the leader of the reform process and now as the leader of our Union. I promise to do this with you and do the best job I can. Obviously, I will need your full support....

Monday, January 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

Building a stronger African Union

Despite the myriad challenges we still face, over the past two generations our world has become more prosperous and equitable, and also safer. Cooperation among nations has been a foundation of that progress, as well as the best mechanism for sustaining it. This is nowhere truer than in Africa. At...

Monday, January 15, 2018, 12:00 AM

President Kagame's speech at Chatham House, London

October 21, 2014 • Dr Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House• Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you very much for the invitation to join you here today. I am happy to be back in an institution that encourages these important conversations. Next year, the modern international...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kagame's remarks at the opening of the 50th World Export Development Forum

(Listen to the President Kagame's keynote. Source: Paul Kagame TV) Your browser does not support the audio element. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to Rwanda for this World Export Development Forum and I am very happy to join you. I would like to thank the International Trade Centre...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

The African Dream is a reality

KIGALI – The dream that the twenty-first century will be the “African Century” is powerful and intoxicating. It is also becoming reality. As African officials gather in Washington, DC, on August 4-6 for the first US-Africa Leaders Summit, it is worth considering the basis –...

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kagame's speech at New York summit on sustainable urbanisation

Distinguished officials, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning I am pleased to be here and thank the President of the UN Economic and Social Council, for the kind invitation to speak at this first Integration Summit. The discussions at this meeting are important for Africa — and indeed for the...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kagame’s remarks at the official opening of the 49th Annual Meetings of AfDB

Kigali, May 22, 2014 It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Rwanda for the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank and thank you for honouring our country with your presence. We extend our warm congratulations to the AfDB on your 50th anniversary. The AfDB and your capable President...

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kagame on Mandela: ‘A politician capable of the remarkable’

Few were less comfortable with the prospect of sainthood than Nelson Mandela himself. “One issue that deeply worried me in prison,” he wrote in Conversations with Myself, a collection of his writings published in 2010 “was the false image that I unwittingly projected to the...

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kagame on Nelson Mandela: a politician capable of the remarkable

Few were less comfortable with the prospect of sainthood than Nelson Mandela himself. “One issue that deeply worried me in prison,” he wrote in Conversations with Myself, a collection of his writings published in 2010 “was the false image that I unwittingly projected to the...

Friday, December 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

How a constitution can heal the wounds of history

I salute the leadership and people of Kenya on the promulgation of their landmark Constitution. In a peaceful and calm referendum vote that defied skeptics, Kenyans have successfully begun an important journey of reshaping their country. We in Rwanda never wavered in our faith regarding the ability...

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 12:00 AM

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