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US Critical of Rwandan President's Decision to Seek New Term

The United States on Saturday criticized Rwandan President Paul Kagame's decision to seek a third term in 2017. In a statement, State Department spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. was disappointed with the move, saying Kagame "ignores an historic opportunity to reinforce and solidify the democratic institutions the Rwandan people have for more than 20 years labored so hard to establish." Kagame announced his decision in a televised address Friday, saying, "Given the...

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