Who is the President of Rwanda?

Paul Kagame is the President of Rwanda.

He became leader of the Rwandan Patriotic Front during the Rwandan genocide, and took power over the country on 1994 July 19. As he was a Tutsi, he was appointed as Vice-President of the country while Pasteur Bizimungu, a Hutu, was appointed as a figurehead president. After political differences arose, Bizimungu resigned and Kagame became the president on 2000 March 24.

Paul Kagame's presidency has been plagued by questions of whether or not he was involved in massacres during the Rwandan genocide. A French court concluded that he had orchestrated the shooting down of president Juvénal Habyarimana's plane, leading to the civil war, but the Rwandan government has dismissed these accusations as propaganda by the French government, whom they claim to be responsible.

As leader of the nation, Kagame has made much progress in economically reforming the country, and making it more investment friendly to other nations. However, he has been criticized for disallowing political and media freedoms.