Paul Kagame to announce shock retirement from politics?

Rwandan president created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Kagame fans. Speculation had been rife that the Rwandan president is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 63, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 29/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a political figure isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a political figure just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouPaul was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Paul Kagame was unlike any other political figure we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouPaul”
— @universalObserver, 28 Oct 2020
“Kagame wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 28 Oct 2020

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