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Kigali’s Succession Plan

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has said he is looking forward to retiring and handing over power after 23 years in office. Speaking at a joint press briefing with his Kenyan counterpart, William Ruto in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, Mr Kagame said a succession plan was being actively discussed by the ruling party, terming his retirement an “inevitability”. Mr Kagame said he was not necessarily interested in choosing his successor but rather creating an environment that would give rise to people who can lead. His comments come days after the country’s ruling party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), elected its first woman vice-chairperson.