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RWANDA: Mini Reshuffle

RWANDA: Mini Reshuffle Two technocrats are appointed to key positions.President Paul Kagame has appointed a health professional as the new Minister of Education and an International Monetary Fund (IMF) technocrat as the new Minister of Information Technology in a mini‐cabinet reshuffle announced by the Prime Minister's office.According to a statement sent to PANA on December 7th, the new Minister of Education is Dr Eugene Mitimura, a health specialist and researcher and the new Minister of ICT is Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, an ICT specialist who has been working at the IMF in Kenya and Malawi.The two new ministers replaced Jean Philbert Nsingemana, the veteran Minister of ICT and Papias Musafiri, the Education Minister.The new ministers were sworn in on December 13th. (PANA, Kigali 7/12; The New Times 14/12)Meanwhile at the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) national congress on December 16th, party members overwhelmingly re‐elected President Kagame to lead the party for the next five years.The congress, which attracted over 2,000 delegates from across the country and beyond, also re‐elected Christophe Bazivamo as vice chairperson and François Ngarambe as secretary‐general.The three‐day congress, which was held in line with the 30‐year celebration of RPF‐Inkotanyi, took place at the party's headquarters in Rusororo. (The New Times, Kigali 17/12) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
ISSN
0001-9844
eISSN
1467-825X
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-825X.2018.08013.x
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Abstract

Two technocrats are appointed to key positions.President Paul Kagame has appointed a health professional as the new Minister of Education and an International Monetary Fund (IMF) technocrat as the new Minister of Information Technology in a mini‐cabinet reshuffle announced by the Prime Minister's office.According to a statement sent to PANA on December 7th, the new Minister of Education is Dr Eugene Mitimura, a health specialist and researcher and the new Minister of ICT is Jean de Dieu Rurangirwa, an ICT specialist who has been working at the IMF in Kenya and Malawi.The two new ministers replaced Jean Philbert Nsingemana, the veteran Minister of ICT and Papias Musafiri, the Education Minister.The new ministers were sworn in on December 13th. (PANA, Kigali 7/12; The New Times 14/12)Meanwhile at the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) national congress on December 16th, party members overwhelmingly re‐elected President Kagame to lead the party for the next five years.The congress, which attracted over 2,000 delegates from across the country and beyond, also re‐elected Christophe Bazivamo as vice chairperson and François Ngarambe as secretary‐general.The three‐day congress, which was held in line with the 30‐year celebration of RPF‐Inkotanyi, took place at the party's headquarters in Rusororo. (The New Times, Kigali 17/12)

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Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural SeriesWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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