An interview with a head of state is always a special thing. To top that, interviewing someone who has had such a crucial role to play in where Rwanda stands today was even more important for us.
Paul Kagame, the soft-spoken teetotaller president, exudes an image which almost seems to hide his past. A military man for most of his life, he led the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the Tutsi rebel force, which toppled the genocidal Hutu regime, and brought an end to the slaughter.
There have, however, been accusations against President Kagame as well - from the French, for one - that he was the one who gave the order to shoot down the airplane of the then-president Habyalimana, which sparked ...Read More