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Famous Politicians from Rwanda

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List of famous politicians from Rwanda, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Rwanda politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Rwanda politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Rwanda and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Rwanda, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of many different politicians, including Paul Kagame and Dismas Nsengiyaremye.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Rwanda in order to get more information about each one.
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Agathe Uwilingiyimana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Dec. at 41 (1953-1994)
Agathe Uwilingiyimana (Kinyarwanda: [uwiliɲɟijimɑ̂ːnɑ]; 23 May 1953 – 7 April 1994), sometimes known as Madame Agathe, was a Rwandan political figure. She served as Prime Minister of Rwanda from ...more
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Dismas Nsengiyaremye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Dismas Nsengiyaremye age 74
Dismas Nsengiyaremye (born 1945) served as Prime Minister of Rwanda from 2 April 1992 to 18 July 1993. A native of Gitarama, he was a member of the Republican Democratic Movement and was ...more
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Dominique Mbonyumutwa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Dominique Mbonyumutwa Dec. at 65 (1921-1986)
Dominique Mbonyumutwa (January 1921 – 26 July 1986) was a Rwandan politician who served on an interim basis as the first President of Rwanda, from 1 January to 1960, 26 October 1961, following ...more
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Donald Kaberuka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Donald Kaberuka age 68
Donald P. Kaberuka (born 5 October 1951) is a Rwandan economist and was the president of the African Development Bank from September 2005 until September 2015.
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Grégoire Kayiband... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Grégoire Kayibanda Dec. at 52 (1924-1976)
Grégoire Kayibanda (May 1, 1924 – December 15, 1976) was the first elected President of Rwanda. As pioneer of the Rwandese revolution, he led Rwanda's struggle for independence from ...more
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Jean Kambanda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
age 64
Jean Kambanda (born October 19, 1955) was the Prime Minister in the caretaker government of Rwanda from the start of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He is the only head of government to plead guilty ...more
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Juvénal Habyarima... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana Dec. at 57 (1937-1994)
Juvénal Habyarimana (Kinyarwanda: [hɑbɟɑ̂ːɾimɑ̂ːnɑ]; French: [ʒy.ve.nal a.bja.ʁi.ma.na]; March 8, 1937 – April 6, 1994) was the 2nd President of Rwanda, serving longer than any other ...more
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Pasteur Bizimungu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Pasteur Bizimungu age 69
Pasteur Bizimungu (born 1950) was the third President of Rwanda, holding office from 19 July 1994 until 23 March 2000.
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Paul Kagame is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
age 62
Paul Kagame (; born 23 October 1957) is a Rwandan politician and former military leader. He is currently the President of Rwanda, having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur ...more
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Pierre Habumuremyi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Pierre Habumuremyi age 58
Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi is a Rwandan politician who served as Prime Minister of Rwanda from 7 October 2011 until 24 July 2014. He previously served as Minister of Education from May 2011 to ...more
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Pierre-Célestin R... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Pierre-Célestin Rwigema age 66
Pierre-Célestin Rwigema (born 27 July 1953) is a Rwandan politician previously associated with the moderate faction of the Republican Democratic Movement (MDR) party. He was Prime ...more
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Richard Sezibera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Richard Sezibera age 55
Richard Sezibera (born June 5, 1964 in Kigali, Rwanda) is a Rwandan medical doctor, diplomat and politician, who serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, effective 18 October ...more
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Théodore Sindikub... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Rwanda
Théodore Sindikubwabo Dec. at 70 (1928-1998)
Théodore Sindikubwabo (1928–march 1998) was the interim President of Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide, from April 9 to July 19, 1994. Prior to that he was President of the National ...more