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Paul Kagame is the president (dictator?) of Rwanda. Here is an article addressing and criticizing the former perspective: https://medium.com/@david.himbara_27884/kagame-famously-branded-himself-a-feminist-president-in-reality-he-feminized-poverty-9e79642de92d

Paul Kagame is the president (dictator?) of Rwanda. Here is an article addressing and criticizing the former perspective: https://medium.com/@david.himbara_27884/kagame-famously-branded-himself-a-feminist-president-in-reality-he-feminized-poverty-9e79642de92d

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Kagame is one of the most fascinating world leaders imo, but make no mistake: he's a dictator. Just look up Diane Rwigara for one of many examples.

That said, I'd bet money on his daughter becoming the next president whenever he's ready to step down. He will further use that to try to cement his legacy: "Thanks to me, Rwanda has its first female president." And while I can definitely see the majority of the population voting for her, it also needs to be said that Rwanda doesn't have fair elections, so.

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Women tend to be face of poverty anywhere in the world. Yet this article does not tell us if female poverty in relation to men went up or down under his regime. Therefore, it is not possible to form an opinion

I think this is a hard question, I have struggled with it for sometime. Not long after Hotel Rwanda came out I saw then President Kagame speak in person. I came away really liking him. There was a point where someone asked him about the Rwandan army going into The Democratic Republic of Congo and he started to give a politician's answer and you could see the moment he told himself "fuck it" and gave a real answer instead (that answer boiled down to terrorists/ perpetrators of the genocide). This wasn't that long after 9/11 and obviously having recently seen Hotel Rwanda, sympathies were high. I also appreciated that he gave a "fuck it" answer. But I have read other things here and there and I just don't know. It's really hard to form an opinion of someone when it seems like they are a very polarizing figure and you are very far removed.

About this article specifically, how can you decide with just two pieces of information? There are so many other factors that matter in a woman's life. What is the maternal mortality rate? Infant mortality? Girls' and women's education? So many other things.

Kagame is highly intelligent, a gifted leader, so of course people are going to like him.

The manager of Hotel Rwanda is now what some people call a political prisoner in Rwanda, after allegedly being tricked or kidnapped and brought back there. He'd been speaking out against Kagame.