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Rwandan president becomes Africa's latest to seek extended time in power

Rwandan president becomes Africa's latest to seek extended time in power

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will follow the well-worn path of autocrats by seeking a third term in office next year, after changes to the country's constitutional limit that had allowed only two terms.

Kagame announced in a televised New Year's Day address to the nation that he would seek a third presidential term after Rwanda's parliament (where the main opposition party has no seats) voted in favor of changes to the constitution that could allow him to seek additional terms and stay in power until 2034.

In a nation where dissent is crushed and opposition figures have been jailed, Kagame appears certain to win. Few Rwandans are willing to oppose his third-term...

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