Kagame: The President of Rwanda Speaks

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Enigma Books, May 10, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 133 pages
Paul Kagame is the man who produced the Rwandan Miracle. The one who was able to make a people and a nation rise from the ashes of the last genocide of the twentieth century. But this former refugee, once a warlord by necessity, who then became the president of a country that he endeavors to lead down the path of economic emergence with an iron hand, also has fierce enemies who consider him to be a sort of African Machiavelli. His opponents, human rights organizations in particular, criticize him for favoring development over democracy. Saint or demon, virtuous liberator or dictator: rarely has a head of state been as controversial as he. Twenty years after the genocide of the Tutsis from Rwanda, causing one million deaths in one hundred days in the Land of a Thousand Hills, Paul Kagame candidly reveals himself for the very first time.

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About the author (2016)

Fran ois Soudan is the Managing Editor of Jeune Afrique, a leading news weekly based in Paris, and has authored biographies of Nelson Mandela and Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Mr. Soudan has traveled to Rwanda on numerous occasions over the past twenty years.

His interviews with Paul Kagame took place in Kigali between December 2013 and March 2014.

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